Peter Farrell

It was a twelve race graded affair at Galway greyhound stadium last night with the star performer the Pat Crowe owned Brother Joe who made it two wins from three starts.

Trained by Donal Duggan, Brother Joe won on debut in 19.45 but the August 19’ whelp stepped up on that effort emphatically over the standard four bend trip last night. A son of Droopys Sydney - Sarista, Brother Joe broke smartly from trap four and he showed the superior early boot to fend off nearest rival Dynamic Twinkle early on. Taking a healthy lead into the back straight, the handy black was striding out brilliantly down the far side and in truth, his rivals made little inroads into a now comfortable lead. From here, Brother Joe maintained his strong gallop rounding the bottom two bends and he duly stormed across the line to stop the clock in 29.05 .10s. Jumeriah Digger was next best, five and a half lengths back in second.


Annaghdown Sky wasn’t to be outdone in terms of the fastest performer of the night as the daughter of Pat C Sabbath - Headford Hoe also clocked 28.95 in race twelve. 

Jointly owned by Stephen Dillon and Seamus Leahy, Annaghdown Sky was also chasing a second win from three starts and she was emphatic in running out an easy winner. Swiftly into stride wearing the black jacket, Annaghdown Sky took charge approaching the opening corner and she proceeded to draw clear thereafter. It was one-way traffic down the back straight as her rivals battled it out for the minor placings in behind but heading into the closing stages, there was little doubt about the winner as Annaghdown Sky crossed the line over seven lengths to the good.


It certainly was a night for convincing winners at the Connacht circuit and in race eleven, Brickhill Yanky extended his unbeaten record to three wins from three starts.

Jointly owned by John Collins and Albert Long, Brickhill Yanky won on debut in an impressive 19.19 and made a winning start to his four-bend career with an eye-catching 29.05 last time out. Hoping to make it three wins on the spin last night, there was little doubt once the traps opened that the hat-trick was well within reach. Trained by Kevin Marmion, Brickhill Yanky was expertly into stride from trap two as he outpaced his rivals from the outset. Maintaining a strong gallop throughout, the son of Droopys Sydney - Rathmeehan May ran out a comprehensive six length winner over Puck Out in second. The time was a fast 29.03.


There was one other performance of note on the night as Pinnacle Abbie produced a make-all performance in an A4 525 contest.

Owned by Michael Costello, Pinnacle Abbie is a regular to the Galway winner’s enclosure and the pocket-sized bitch produced a ping break from trap four last night in her search for an eighth career victory. Quickly establishing a healthy lead rounding the opening turn, the daughter of Laughil Duke - Maries Legacy moved well throughout and she stayed on strong in the closing stages of the event to claim a three length victory over Dromana Bobby in second. The time was 29.17