Ripley Lad Shortens To Win Irish Cesarewitch
The semi-finals of the Irish Cesarewitch took place on Monday night at Mullingar with six talented greyhounds now lined up for the final to win the €7,000 prize.
The first heat was won by Ripley Lad in 32.72 by a neck to Amazing Alice in a thrilling finish.
Ripley Lad was knocked out of the semi-finals of this competition last year but has now gone one place better by making the final
…and is 10/3 from 8/1 to be crowned the champion for Austin Kelly and Paddy McCormack.
This will be the second Irish Cesarewitch final for Amazing Alice having finished runner-up to Meenagh Miracle in 2020 and is one of two finalists for trainer Patrick Guilfoyle. Alice has been trimmed into 5/2 from 4/1 and is a massive danger in this final.
Rioja Smasher was third in the opening heat for trainer Pat Buckley with his odds into 4/1 from 6/1.
The second semi-final was won by Akay Forty Seven for Patrick Guilfoyle in a time of 32.53 wearing the red jacket. This daughter of Holdem Spy – Mustang Vienna made all from the inside draw with her odds clipped into 13/8 favourite from 4/1 to win the prestigious title. Razldazl Curtis was two lengths back in second and he is 14/1 to win, while Clonfert Lorenzo who finished third is also 14/1.
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