Sarah Kinsella – Optic Chico New Favourite For Michael Fortune Memorial Derby Plate

We have a BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Semi- Final preview from BoyleSports PR Executive and greyhound racing expert Sarah Kinsella.

Annagh Bailey 6/1 From 14/1 To Win €7,500 Prize

Sponsor BoyleSports has made the Robert Gleeson trained Optic Chico the new favourite to win the Michael Fortune Memorial Derby Plate with his odds cut into 3/1 from 8/1.

The son of Droopys Sydney – Zola Princess won his heat in the opening round of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby but was knocked out the following week resulting in him qualifying for this competition. He ran on strong last week to finish third behind winner Neon Lights in a time of 29.69, but plenty of outright support has arrived forcing the bookmaker to cut his odds.

It was great to see Da Bold Freddie return to winning ways for trainer Paul Hennessy who obliged at odds of 10/1. He clocked 29.76 with his chances trimmed inro 12/1 from 25/1.

Blastoff Mac was the winner of heat three in 30.05 with his odds cut in half to 33/1 from 66/1, although he is the outsider of the remaining twelve.

The final heat winner was the impressive Annagh Bailey for trainer Rachel Wheeler who dug deep to win in 29.71. He is now 6/1 from 14/1 to claim the prize of €7,500, which has been increased from €5,000.

The outright betting for the Derby Plate can be found here.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said:

“Our great friend Michael Fortune will be looking down on this competition named after him with great pride but I wonder who his money would be going on! Annagh Bailey has to be taken serious after his victory but the punters really like Optic Chico despite not winning a heat of the Derby Plate yet.”

Michael Fortune Memorial Derby Plate, (place terms: 1/4 the first 3)

3                                  Optic Chico

4                                  Pape Di Oro

6                                  Annagh Bailey

8                                  Beepers Lariat

10                                Sogna In Grande

12                                Ballinabola Una

12                                Press Unlock

12                                Da Bold Freddie

16                                Ballymac Pete

16                                Neon Lights

33                                Blastoff Mac

33                                Pied Piper

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