Roger leads field as good break pays off in A5 Stake decider
THE GLENBRIEN Kennels A5 Stake final was the feature attraction on last Thursday night’s card at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track, sponsored by Kathleen Stamp of Glenbrien.
Rogers Girl, owned by Lisa Murphy from Enniscorthy, led to the first bend, with the sponsor’s dog, Glenbrien Myway, in close attention off the second bend before Rogers asserted to stretch the lead off the last bend.
The unlucky in running Pitstop Jet put in a powerful late run to the line to grab second spot, only a length and a half behind the hat-trick seeking winner Rogers Girl who made her good break pay in a time of 29.62 -40 slow.
On Monday night of last week, the Roban Financial unraced second round was completed, and the Seamus Whelan-owned Piercestown Mile was an impressive winner of heat one in the fastest time of the second round.
After racing home a wide margin winner in a fast 29.27 -40 slow, the victor will be a leading player in this week’s semi-finals.
November 26 results - race one, The Welcome to The Show Grounds Stakes: 1, Treetops Jet (owner, Brendan McDonald, Ballymurn), 28.87; 2, Monalee Sara, 29.39.
Race two, The Hot Toddys at the Track Bar Stakes: 1, Little Ivanka (owner, Anne Marie Butler, Rathaspeck), 29.18; 2, Rathbally Chase, 29.53.
Race three, The Roban Financial Christmas Unraced round two, heat one: 1, Piercestown Mile (owner, Seamus Whelan, Piercestown), 28.87; 2, Mairéads Grace, 29.50.
Race four, heat two: 1, Lu Lus Sunshine (owner, Bernadette Carroll, Co. Dublin), 29.43; 2, Chasing Pack, 29.45.
Race five, heat three: 1, Nanny Nuala (owner, Lora O’Brien, Enniscorthy), 29.34; 2, Mairéads Vision, 29.36.
Race six, heat four: 1, Liltuc Sucre (owners, Tanya Gardiner and Bernard O’Brien, New Ross; trainer, Nick Turner), 29.61; 2, Mulrankin Jet, 29.71.
Race seven, The Track Side Diner 525 Stakes: 1, Bugatti Petite (owner, Philip Tierney, Kilmore), 29.04; 2, Ballinaboola Gin, 29.14.
Race eight, The Slán Abhaile 525 Stakes: 1, Elite Black (owner, Myles Roban, Enniscorthy), 28.89; 2, Telex Brat, 29.31.
November 29 results - race one, The Welcome to The Show Grounds Stakes: 1, Dolls Lady (owner, Edward Sheridan, Co. Wicklow), 29.20; 2, Sandeal Racer, 29.41.
Race two, The Hot Whiskeys at the Track Bar Stakes: 1, Related Info (owner, Charles Kavanagh, Enniscorthy), 32.35; 2, Contessa, 32.70.
Race three, The Christmas Party Sprint Stakes: 1, Jacobs Deed (owner, John Kavanagh, Enniscorthy), 18.89; 2, Monbeg Me Daddy, 18.96.
Race four, The Model County 525 Stakes: 1, Metric Brae (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalstown), 29.61; 2, Barro Princess, 29.75.
Race five, The Glenbrien Kennels 525 Stake final: 1, Rogers Girl (owner, Lisa Murphy, Enniscorthy), 29.22; 2, Pitstop Jet, 29.32.
Race six, The Track Side Diner 550 Stakes: 1, Ballinaboola Mia (owner, Niamh Murphy, Ballinaboola), 30.37; 2, Oxtail Oscar, 30.51.
Race seven, The Loch Garman 525 Stakes: 1, Town Curly (owner, A.J. Dooley, Co. Carlow; trainer, Seán Dooley), 28.91; 2, Express Tiberus, 29.36.
Race eight, The Slán Abhaile 525 Stakes: 1, Hot Diggity Dog (owner, Katie McCann, Ballymurn; trainer, Brian McCann), 30.29; 2, Ballybreen King, 30.64.
Kathleen Stamp (sponsor) presenting trophy to the Murphy syndicate, with Jim Turner (racing manager) also pictured, after Rogers Girl won the Glenbrien Kennels 525 Stake final.