Born Warrior lives up to his name in Irish Greyhound Derby

Favourite Callaway Pro Am never recovered after losing his balance on the first bend
Born Warrior lives up to his name in Irish Greyhound Derby

BORN TO RUN: Born Warrior on his way to victory in the 2022 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby at Shelbourne Park. Picture: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The Jennifer O’Donnell-trained Born Warrior dug deep to hold off Ballymac Finn and win the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.

Callaway Pro Am, sent off the 7-4 favourite, never recovered after losing his balance on the first bend, eventually finishing fourth, one place behind Crafty Kokoro.

But victory belonged to 11-2 shot Born Warrior who more than lived up to his name when Ballymac Finn threw down a determined challenge in the closing stages. 

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