Foot Solution wins Irish Cup

Foot Solution, owned by the Troy Murphy Syndicate from Kildare, nominated by Leo Walsh, and bred by Con Guiney from Meelin, Co. Cork took the €40,000 prize when winning the Irish Cup at Limerick Racecourse yesterday.

Foot Solution wins Irish Cup

In the final he defeated the Thomas O’Donovan, Cork, owned and Terry Corden nominated puppy Drive On Smokey, who won his trial stake at Millstreet.

The winner had a bye in the quarter-final when Duargle Darwin was withdrawn while Not Caught Yet created a minor upset when putting out Kyle Bruce by a length in his course.

At the bottom of the draw Drive On Smokey overcame All The Music by a length while the hot favourite Blades of Hope proved four lengths faster than the puppy Crafty Gonzalo, but got four turns in the course.

In the first semi-final Not Caught Yet took control from slips against Foot Solution, and from where I saw it looked to have held on by a neck as Foot Solution closed, but the judge pulled in favour of the latter, a decision that did not meet with universal approval.

Drive On Smokey then created a major upset when racing away from Blades of Hope for a six lengths win at the escape .

In the decider Drive of Smokey led for most of the way but was caught in the closing stages by Foot Solution and beaten two lengths.

There was a Cork success in the Bill Chawke Irish Plate when Miss Chloe Bowen’s (Carrignavar) puppy Glenbower Junior, who won his trial stake at Rathcormac, and was nominated by John Boyle, took the honours when getting the better of Vincent & Kieran Purtill’s (Crecora) At All Times, nominated by Jimmy Quinn.

Judge: P. Horan.

Slipper: R. Quinn Snr.

Irish Cup (64) Winner. €40,000. Runner-Up. €12,000

Quarter Finals:

L. Walsh ns. Foot Solution

a bye. Duarigle Darwin (withdrawn).

F. Brooke ns. Not Caught Yet

1l. bt Kyle Brue.

T. Corden ns. Drive On Smokey

(p) 1l. bt All That Music.

P.O’Loghlen ns. Blades of Hope

4l. bt Crafty Gonzalo (p).


Foot Solution

bt. Not Caught Yet.

Drive On Smokey

(p) 6l. bt Blades of Hope.


L. Walsh ns. Troy-Murphy Syndicate’s (Kildare) bd. Foot Solution

(Mafi Magic-Class Attraction) (1-2) 2l bt T. Corden ns. T. O’Donovan’s (Cork) Drive On Smokey (p) (Adios Alonso-Jamaica Jane) (evens).

Betting before quarter-finals.

Evens. Blades of Hope.

2-1. Kyle Bruce. 3-1. Not Caught Yet. 5-1. Foot Solution. 8-1. Drive On Smokey (p), Crafty Gonzalo (p). 10-1 . All The Music.

Duarigle Darwin was withdrawn.

Betting before semi-finals.

1-2. Blades of Hope. 3-1. Not Caught Yet. 4-1. Foot Solution. 5-1 Drive On Smokey (p).

Patsy Byrne Select All-Aged Bitch Stake. (32) Winner. €8,000. Runner-Up. €2,400

Quarter Finals:

D. Kennedy ns.Tuscan Flavour

1l. bt Sunfire City.

P. Higgins ns. Satriani

(p). j.u. bt Sequin.

Ms. C. Hennessy ns.Rushview Emma

(p). 2½l. bt Banba Be Lucky (p).

T. Foley ns Melting Pot

(p). 1l. bt Delightful Babe.


Tuscan Flavour

3l. bt Satriani (p)

Rushview Emma

1l. bt Melting Pot (p)


D. Kennedy ns. P. Sutton’s (Kildare) bd. Tuscan Flavour

(Musical Time-Leigh Smokey) (6-4) 2l. bt Ms. C. Hennessy ns. P. Willis’ (Mallow) bd. Rushview Emma (p) (Thomas The Tank-Emmas Goldrush) 1-3

Betting before quarter-finals.

2-1. Sequin. 5-2. Rushview Emma (p).

3-1. Melting Pot (p). 4-1. Delightful Babe (p), Tuscan Flavour. 5-1. Satraini (p), Banba Be Lucky (p). 6-1. Sunfire City.

Betting before semi-finals:

6-4. Rushview Emma (p), Melting Pot (p). 3-1. Tuscan Flavour. 4-1. Satriani (p).

Woodlands House Hotel Irish Purse (for greyhounds beaten in the first round of the Irish Cup). Winner. €4,000. Runner-Up. €1,250

Quarter Finals:

Ms. C. Foran ns. Cloudy Dawn

j.u. bt Wizard Matthews.

Mrs. N. McManus ns. Call Up Pal

4l. bt Fingal Billy.

M. Mann ns. Stonepark Rebel

(p) 1l. bt Crafty Toro (p).

M. Ryan ns.Chubbys Charmer

bt Woodpark Alonso


Cloudy Dawn

1l. bt Call Up Pal.

Chubbys Charmer

1l. bt Stonepark Rebel (p).


Ms. C. Foran ns. K. Culhane’s Glin) be.f. Cloudy Dawn

(Kyle James-Omera) 4-6 2l. bt. M. Ryan ns. Laura And The Lads Syndicate (Nenagh) Chubbys Charmer (Razor Ashmore-Chubbys Princess).

Betting before quarter-finals:

5-2. Fingal Billy. 3-1. Crafty Toro (p), Stonepark Rebel (p). 4-1.Wizard Matthews, Cloudy Dawn, Woodpark Alonso, Call Up Pal. 6-1. Chubbys Charmer.

Betting before semi-finals:

6-4. Call Up Pal, Stonepark Rebel. 5-2. Woodpark Alonso. 3-1. Cloudy Dawn.

Bill Chawke Irish Plate. (for greyhounds beaten in the second round of the Irish Cup). Winner. €4,000. Runner-Up. €é1,250.

Quarter Finals:

J. Boyle ns. Glenbowen Junior

(p) 6l. bt Tree Top Nidge (p).

P. Dalton ns. Time James

1l. bt Team Ike.

J. Quinn ns. At All Times

1l. bt Feel My Pulse.

B. & L. Jones ns. Crafty Rsesino

a bye.


Glenbowen Junior

(p) a bye. Time James (withdrawn).

At All Times

5l. bt Crafty Resino.


J. Boyle ns. Ms. C. Bowen’s (Carrignavar) bd. Glenbowen Junior

(p) (Newinn Wonder-Chance Me Betty) (evens) 2l. bt J. Quinn ns. V. & K. Purtill’s (Crecora) bd. At All Times (Skellig Wish-Skellig Babe) 1-2.

Betting before quarter-finals:

2-1. Tree Top Nidge (p), Crafty Resino . 5-2. Feel My Pulse. 3-1. Glenbowen Junior (p), At All Times. 5-1. Time James, Team Ike.

Betting before semi-finals:

Evens. Glenbower Junior (p), At All Times. 3-1. Crafty Resino.

Earl of Dunraven Kilgobbin Puppy Stake. (16 Dog Puppies)


The Cuine Syndicate’s (Patrickwsell) f. Cuine Hero

(Adios Alonso-Dale Roisin) j.u bt J. & B. Barry-Murphy’s (Cork) f. Wazowski (Adios Alonso-Skellig Babe).

Cuine Syndicate Puppy Stake (8)


bt The Four Pioneers Syndicate’s (Gorey) b Turbo Ashmore

(Razor Ashmore-Uptown Angel) 3l. bt M. O’Sullivan & G. Thompson’s (Foynes) w.bk. Derby Treasure (Thomas The Tank-Fives Treasure)

Cu Chulainn Bar Bitch Puppy Stake. (8) Final:

S, & J. Hayes’ (Clarina) f. Might Be Magic

(March Is On-Plough And Stars) 5l. bt Mrs. M. Wilson’s (Johnstown) bk. Annual Nova (Kilimor Matey-Bocca Ceol).

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CourtsRacingPlace: KildarePlace: MeelinPlace: CorkPlace: Limerick RacecoursePlace: MillstreetPlace: RathcormacPerson: Leo WalshPerson: Thomas O’DonovanPerson: Terry CordenPerson: Duargle DarwinPerson: Kyle BrucePerson: Drive On SmokeyPerson: Crafty GonzaloPerson: DrivePerson: Chloe BowenPerson: Glenbower JuniorPerson: John BoylePerson: VincentPerson: Kieran PurtillPerson: Jimmy QuinnPerson: P. HoranPerson: R. QuinnPerson: L. WalshPerson: Duarigle DarwinPerson: F. BrookePerson: Kyle BruePerson: T. CordenPerson: P.O’LoghlenPerson: TroyPerson: T. O’DonovanPerson: Adios AlonsoPerson: Jamaica JanePerson: SmokeyPerson: Patsy ByrnePerson: D. KennedyPerson: P. HigginsPerson: SatrianiPerson: BanbaPerson: T. FoleyPerson: P. SuttonPerson: Leigh SmokeyPerson: MS.Person: ns.Person: P. Willis’Person: Thomas the TankPerson: Delightful BabePerson: SatrainiPerson: C. ForanPerson: Cloudy DawnPerson: MatthewsPerson: N. McManusPerson: FINGALPerson: M.Person: MannPerson: Crafty ToroPerson: M. RyanPerson: CharmerPerson: Chubbys CharmerPerson: Ms. C. ForanPerson: K. CulhanePerson: Kyle James-OmeraPerson: RyanPerson: LauraPerson: Razor AshmorePerson: Chubbys PrincessPerson: Fingal BillyPerson: BillEvent: Irish Cup FootEvent: Irish CupEvent: Chawke Irish PlateEvent: Irish PlateOrganisation: SolutionOrganisation: Troy Murphy SyndicateOrganisation: Con GuineyOrganisation: Drive On SmokeyOrganisation: DriveOrganisation: Blades Of HopeOrganisation: CrecoraOrganisation: Murphy SyndicateOrganisation: TuscanOrganisation: EMMAOrganisation: Melting PotOrganisation: Rushview EmmaOrganisation: GreyhoundsOrganisation: Stonepark RebelOrganisation: WoodparkOrganisation: And The Lads SyndicateOrganisation: Chubbys CharmerOrganisation: Woodpark AlonsoOrganisation: Call Up Pal

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