Fahy’s crack trackers suffer injury blows

LEADING owner P.J. Fahy suffered a double blow this week as two of his outstanding trackers have been struck by injury that will force them to miss major engagements.

Tyrur Dylan, one of the leading fancies for the College Causeway/Killahan Phanter Easter Cup, got off his bench on Sunday morning on three legs and faces an eight week lay-off. Thus he will miss the semi-final at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night and his owner is hopeful the dog will be back to contest the Irish Derby.

Then on Monday Fahy’s major English Derby hope Tyrur Lohan sustained a nasty injury in a trial around Nottingham and has been ruled out of the Wimbledon classic. Said Fahyyesterday: “Dylan has monkey muscle and shoulder ligament injuries and Lohan injured his foot when coming out of traps in the trial. Both dogs will be out for up to eight weeks and I am hoping they will be back for the Irish Derby.

“Lohan was pleasing Charlie Lister in his preparation and was in great form. It is very disappointing but the one positive thing is that he is young enough to have a crack at the English Derby next year”.

Track bookmakers Ted Hegarty and his son Tadgh scooped the €65,000 dividend for the Pick 7 Jackpot at Harold’s Cross on Monday night. The pool soared to over €85,000 on the night and the Hegartys had five of the six runners covered in the final leg. Just one other ticket remained alive and that was on the sixth dog in the race. A deal was done between the two parties and the Hegartys walked away with a very tidy profit on the night.

The draw for the Red Mills Produce Stakes second round at Clonmel on Sunday has produced a few nice clashes and it should help provide a proper pecking order in the classic. Draw:

Heat 1: 1 Olympic Sunrise; 2 Graigues Classic; 3 Zupjack; 4 Movealong Catch; 5 Noelles Pronto (m); 6 Puckane Craft (m).

Heat 2: 1 Leeview Jet; 2 Regardlesschance; 3 Slick Boy; 4 Portsoy Laddie; 5 Valais Mover (m); 6 Soldier Laddie (m).

Heat 3: 1 Zoo Member; 2 Graigues Champ; 3 Colorful Champ; 4 Thornbrae Brett; 5 Ballymac Lomu; 6 Pablo Supreme (m).

Heat 4: 1 Scart Legend; 2 Broadstrand Lad; 3 Kingsmill Honcho; 4 Dazzlem Dinny; 5 Noelles Kido (m); 6 Marshals Gold (w).

Heat 5: 1 Joey Jojo Junior; 2 Droopys Zorro; 3 Dalcash Dvinsky; 4 Castlelyons Ralf; 5 Kid Billzer; 6 Trade Hero (w).

Heat 6: 1 Local Flawless; 2 Movealong Lass; 3 Master Blaster; 4 Hack Up Canaska; 5 Fleetwood Nick; 6 Bridge Lord (m).

Heat 7: 1 Ballymac Linda; 2 Big Ego; 3 Blue Social; 4 Boggan; 5 Faypoint Dave; 6 Clonrooske Guy.

Heat 8: 1 Fido Dido; 2 Quick Lee; 3 Kingsmill Fox; 4 Cooladerry Fizz; 5 Sizzling Rambler (m); 6 Droopys Lennon (w).

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