GREYHOUND RACING: An Cu Veterinary Tri Distance Final at Lifford

There will be a 12 race card at Lifford Greyhound Stadium this Saturday night.
There will be a 12 race card at Lifford Greyhound Stadium this Saturday night.
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  • ‘Odafin’ and ‘Kitty’s Taffy’ will both be hotly tipped to win the An Cu Veterinary Tri Distance
  • The William McCloskey Faughan 550 will be staged in Derry on Monday
  • There will be a 12 race card of racing at Lifford on Saturday

The final of the An Cu Veterinary Tri Distance, kindly sponsored by well known greyhound vet, Brian Jones, will be the main attraction of a 12 race card at Lifford Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night.

There were two semi-finals of the competition last week at the track over 550 yards and ‘Odafin’, owned by Paul McLaughlin, ran well to win the first semi-final in 30.87secs.

There will be plenty of support in the betting ring for ‘Odafin’ and ‘Kitty’s Taffy’ in tomorrow night’s final as they are both unbeaten in the competition. However, I’m willing to take them on with ‘Turn it On’ from trap three.

The Tracker

The second semi-final was won by the Darragh McGranaghan owned ‘Kitty’s Taffy’ in trap to line fashion in 30.52secs. There will be plenty of support in the betting ring for ‘Odafin’ and ‘Kitty’s Taffy’ in Saturday night’s final as they are both unbeaten in the competition.

However, I’m willing to take them on with ‘Turn it On’ from trap three.

In this final ‘Turn it On’ is owned by Michael McNeice and it has proved very costly to follow as it has been a short priced favourite in both its races so far in the competition.

The big plus on Saturday night is that the final is over 575 yards and that looks tailor made for the October ‘13 pup. With normal luck in running, ‘Turn it On’ should win the final for his Belfast based owner.

The first race will be at 7.50 p.m.

An Cu Veterinary tri distance final (in trap order); Kitty’s Taffy; Rough Clover; Turn it On; Farloe Tess; Odafin; Gotham Girl.

William McCloskey Faughan 500 final at Brandywell

The main race on the card at Brandywell on Monday night will be the final of the William McCloskey Faughan 500.

There were two well contested semi-finals at the track last Monday and ‘Penny’s Ribot’, owned by Sean Hughes was fastest on the clock, winning the second semi-final from trap to line in a fast time of 28.22secs.

The second semi-final was a real thriller with two short heads between the first three. ‘Lello’ owned by Shaun Kelly just held on to win from the fast finishing ‘Wonder Eagle’ and ‘Tranquil Rose’ in 28.72.

‘Penny’s Ribot’ will probably be a short price with the bookmakers to win the final but I’ll take a chance on ‘Rathowen Blue’ owned by Gavin Donnelly who was noted finishing very strongly behind ‘Penny’s Ribot’ in his semi-final to win.

There were no winner of the track Lotto last Monday. The numbers drawn were 7, 16, 20. Monday night’s jackpot now stands at £2,300 and tickets can be bought at the track before the first race at 8 p.m.