Friday, 2 March 2018

All Greyhound Racing cancelled for Friday & Saturday 2/3 March



MEDIA STATEMENT



The Irish Greyhound Board IGB wishes to advise that, having assessed the conditions at all tracks and taken account of the latest weather advisories, greyhound racing will not proceed on Saturday 3rd March 2018.



This decision has been taken in the interests of greyhound welfare  and the practical difficulties that will be experienced by owners, breeders, trainers and patrons in safely accessing greyhound stadia from all parts of the country.



The following are the  proposed alternative arrangements:



Shelbourne Park, Dublin:

Semis final of Ladbrokes Easter Cup is rescheduled to Tuesday 6th March. Final will go ahead on Saturday 10th March at Shelbourne Park.

Curraheen Park, Cork:

The Greyhound & Petworld Supersprint is rescheduled to Saturday 10th March

Kilcohan Park, Waterford:

The Yahoo Kennels Marathon is rescheduled to Saturday 10th March.

Limerick:

Race card rescheduled to Saturday 10th March

Mullingar:

Race card rescheduled to Saturday 10th March. Decision regarding Sunday’s meeting (SIS) will be made.

Tralee:

Race card rescheduled to Saturday 10th March.

Galway:

Race card rescheduled to Saturday 10th March.



The IGB has also been advised of the following:

Thurles:

Race card rescheduled to Saturday 10th March.

The Sales event at Thurles planned for 6th March has been rescheduled to Saturday 10th March ( trials at 9 a.m. with auction commencing at 11 a.m.)

Lifford:

Race card rescheduled for Saturday 10th March.

Dundalk

Race card rescheduled to Saturday 10th March.



The IGB thanks everybody for their cooperation and forbearance during this severe weather event.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Festival Fancies & Market


On Course bookmaker Peter O'Reilly has been good enough to keep me updated with his Festival market over the past weeks so these are featured below in addition to those already available.

My last written contribution before we kick off, I'm like a child at Christmas. Best of luck to all, especially those attached to my home club and the qualifiers from our Nenagh Meeting.

Below are my main fancies to fund the Monday evening session and form my strongest opinions before commencement. However, I won't let Ballymeelishnell or Bagsy The Front go to slips without some sort of investment either.

I'm off to pack the car.....Long Live Coursing!!

Quarter Bets:

Both selected for the Oaks, I am strong on these but they're just one man's opinion so don't inundate me contradictions because I won't have time to come back at ye!! :) .......unless I meet ye in Chawke's this evening!!!!!

The comments attached to each runner were my own notes jotted down when studying before the draw was made. 

Oaks 1st Quarter

COBRA ANGEL Enniscorthy/Only outing/(+15,-1,-8) Now Now, you can scoff the short field all you want but not many bitches would post such figures in comparison to Jamess Treasure anywhere. Best in the TS all the way is a lovely sign for a young bitch on debut. There wasn't a mountain of form to boost this stake but enough snippets to be very encouraged. Open to any amount of improvement and if it turns out that a longer field will actually suit better then hold the back-page! This could be a real springer. Completely unexposed with almost certain improvement to come. Simply has to be a player! 20/1 ***** BEXHILL EOIN/ANNUAL TIME / Would be hoping for around 5/1 for the quarter.

Oaks 2nd Quarter

SHARE THE DREAM Lim City/ only outing/(-3,=,-7,-7) to Barefoot Marine and look at it from any angle, this is class! Young too so a debut like this screams that she is the real deal. I was all about her on the day too so it’s pleasing that this inspection reflects what the eye thought it saw. Nothing came out of the stake which is the only negative but you can readily dismiss that because she was streets ahead of them like a good one should be. By far the best I saw with my own eye, no matter what the draw or what my studying throws up….this in my bet for the Oaks! ****** 14/1. ADIOS ALONSO/CLASS ATTRACTION / Will probably be around 2/1.

Outright Bets

Oaks - Share The Dream

Derby - LONE ROCKET Ballyduff/Only outing/ (+11,-4,-13,+13) to a lofty benchmark in Kyle Mozart. Ignore the last mark which was the final with an extra run. This is superb! Outoftheshadow is highly rated and rightly so for clocking so well with Blades but on a line through Mozart, you have to say Lone Rocket is in the same sphere. Beat Cill Ide Wonder in the final who was solid all year but also took care of City Link along the way while the stake also housed Amazing Style, Bedford Wonder, Kyle Duke and Coolavanny Juno. A case can be made that he could be the top rated pup and I’ll be going in at 16/1. ***** ADIOS ALONSO/DUBLINFOURDASHER 




P O’Reilly Oaks Betting – Non Runner (No Bet) e.way 1.2 ½ the Odds.


First Quarter
8/1
SPACE TREND
v
SCAREDY PANTS
33/1
N/R
N/R
v
CLASH CHANNAIGH
40/1
40/1
WOODLANDS ROISIN
v
N/R
N/R
12/1
MAD DECISION
v
BRIDEWELL KIT
25/1
80/1
CRAFTY TAMACO
v
COBRA ANGEL
25/1
33/1
SHE’S OUR DIVA
v
COULD BE QUEEN
40/1
12/1
ELEGANT DAME
v
BANKERS HILL
50/1
33/1
BALLYMORE LUCY
v
KILLIMOR BELLE
50/1
Second Quarter
33/1
MAGPIE DELIGHT
v
SMINKY BLONDE
40/1
14/1
SHARE THE DREAM
v
THE OTHER TESSA
50/1
33/1
CENTRAL GLAMOUR
v
LOYAL LABAMBA
22/1
50/1
PARTYS ON ME
v
TREE TOP ABBIE
33/1
40/1
GONE TO TOWN
v
CRAFTY SORDO
50/1
40/1
GOODBYE GIRL
v
THREE PADDYS
28/1
33/1
ABBEYGLEN HAWK
v
ANTONIA
28/1
18/1
GRAIGUES LEGACY
v
HEARTBEAT
28/1
Third Quarter
50/1
SYDNEY MO CARA
v
GRACES BELLE
40/1
16/1
BLADES OF HONOUR
v
BALLYMEELISHNELL
33/1
40/1
BLUEHILL HEATHER
v
MYLEENE
14/1
40/1
WISEGUY NORA
v
CILL IDE BLISS
33/1
33/1
HOWYAMISSUS
v
BAREFOOT MAGIC
22/1
4/1
SILENT WONDER
v
BILLISTOWN JUDY
100/1
50/1
BELLINTER KERRY
v
ALLOFTHELIGHTS
33/1
33/1
HOWS MRS FOLEY
v
JUNCTION HILL
66/1
Fourth Quarter
20/1
NOTHING FANCY
v
YIPPEE LILLY
25/1
33/1
CENTRAL MAID
v
SOUTHOFHERE
25/1
33/1
MANLEY FLIGHT
v
PLEASE BABE
25/1
40/1
DUARIGLE CLASS
v
AMYS HERO
50/1
50/1
SOUTHWIND NELL
v
FOXHOLLOW LADY
22/1
N/R
N/R
v
SOME TONIC
33/1
40/1
SYDNEY WISH
v
BROWNES CROSS
33/1
25/1
ALONSO BLONDE
v
FLAGFIELD ALONSO
33/1



P O’Reilly Derby Betting – Non Runner (No Bet) e.way 1.2 ½ the Odds.


First Quarter
22/1
NEEDHAM YIPPEE
v
MAYFIELD
25/1
40/1
CROHANE HILLTOP
v
CENTRAL ROCKER
25/1
33/1
FRAGGLE ROCK
v
HONEY SMOKEY
66/1
40/1
FINE OLD CHAP
v
DALE BELMONT
33/1
33/1
CITY EXPERT
v
KNOCKDERK FLYER
50/1
66/1
DOINGITFORFIADH
v
KYLE VIVALDI
66/1
10/1
ROQUEFORT TEDDY
v
SILENT WHISPER
11/1
66/1
BLASTOFF BINGO
v
SORRY NOT SORRY
28/1
Second Quarter
50/1
HYDEPARK BINGO
v
LONG JOHN SILVER
25/1
6/1
OUTOFTHESHADOW
v
OAKVIEW WAVE
50/1
50/1
GOODBYE VENICE
v
THAT’S MY MAN
40/1
66/1
ACT OF KINDNESS
v
RATHFORT WONDER
50/1
50/1
TIN MAN
v
WI CAN SCURRY
50/1
33/1
SPIN THE WHIP
v
BLUEVIEW TRUMP
28/1
33/1
CLON EAGLE
v
TOUCHSTONE
28/1
40/1
BARROW GEORGE
v
AMAZING STYLE
28/1
Third Quarter
40/1
CLAREABBEY FLYER
v
ASHMORE DERBY
33/1
25/1
BOYNESIDE SWIFT
v
BEDFORD RAMBLER
50/1
40/1
DALE ARROGATE
v
SHINE A DIAMOND
22/1
25/1
COOLAVANNY JUNO
v
BALLYMAC BILLY
33/1
25/1
AHAMORE WONDER
v
YOU AMAZE ME
25/1
9/1
WATCHMAN
v
HALF A MOMENT
33/1
40/1
COOGA GAMBLE
v
RAPID RESPONSE
50/1
28/1
BAGSY THE FRONT
v
CITY LINK
11/1
Fourth Quarter
28/1
OOLA PRINCE
v
ALWAYS IN THE RUN
33/1
40/1
MASTEROFDISASTER
v
GRANARD BREEZE
33/1
22/1
COBRA COMMANDER
v
KYLE STEEL
16/1
6/1
PART EXCHANGE
v
N/R

50/1
HILIGHT WARRIOR
v
ZIZU
33/1
14/1
LONE ROCKET
v
MINGDRUM TANK
40/1
50/1
BEDFORD WONDER
v
CLASH BRUNO
50/1
40/1
CRESCENT ASH
v
GRANARD BOLT
33/1




 Non Runner ( Rule 4 to all bets apply) Win only



7/1
KILKILLOGUE
v
BALLYGERALD BUZZ
3/1





5/2
KYLE MOZART
v
DOMAIN KING
10/1





2/1
SKELLIG SHANE
v
WI CAN RIKI
16/1





7/1
FLOATING VICTOR
v
KYLE ALEX
5/1


P O’Reilly : Grace Bruton Champion Stakes Betting
 Non Runner ( Rule 4 to all bets apply) Win only



1/1
BEXHILL ANNA
v
BABES COTTAGE
12/1





12/1
STRAIGHTLEGS
v
DO IT CHUBBYS
4/1





6/4
DICKS BIMBO
v
GRIPWELL NANCY (B)
10/1





10/1
KINGSMILL ARIEL
v
TOUCH OF CLASS
3/1



HAPPY PUNTING !