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Borrisoleigh set for annual Coursing meeting

Monday, 24th December, 2018 11:35am
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Borrisoleigh set for annual Coursing meeting

Ballykildea Oak in winning action at Nenagh and will hope to add another Trial Stake victory at Borrisoleigh this week

Borrisoleigh set for annual Coursing meeting

Ballykildea Oak in winning action at Nenagh and will hope to add another Trial Stake victory at Borrisoleigh this week

Providing the first excursion following the Christmas festivities for so many of the local greyhound racing faithful, Borrisoleigh Coursing Club will host their traditional two-day meeting, commencing on St Stephen’s Day, and a perennial wish for kind weather conditions will hopefully reward the hard working committee as they prepare for another top quality renewal.

It is fair to concede that the Trial Stake campaigns thus far have proved lean for local connections and excepting some success on the breeding front, and some local participation in a qualified syndicate runner, all of which we will detail closer to the National Meeting come early February, aspirations of classic contention at Clonmel have been met with frustration overall.

However, the one trait that is not lacking amongst our hopefuls is resilience and many will again go in search of a precious classic ticket in Borrisoleigh with a host of contenders who could possibly find the necessary improvement.

Leading the local challenge when seeking to promote herself to full contention in the 2019 Oaks will be Liam Walsh’s Ballykildea Oak (Thomas The Tank/Somelittlelady). Having claimed victory the Reserve Trial Stake at Nenagh, the Ballina charge sits at number eight on the reserve list for the festival but appears thoroughly capable of claiming her full ticket with any progression from that Nenagh win.

Bred by young Nenagh and Borrisoleigh club member Cian Rafferty, the Cork owned Scartview Snipe (Coolavanny Bingo/Scartview Mansa) sits in an almost identical position having also won a reserve event at Rathcormac and back closer to home, she sets the standard in the Oaks Trial Stake along with Ballykildea Oak.

 

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