Owen McKenna expects his runner Faypoint Man to take his chance in Saturday’s Paddypower.com Irish Greyhound Derby Final, even though the dog is carrying an injury.
McKenna’s charge sustained an injury to his tail in last weekend’s Semi Final and while it has improved, there is still some bruising. The trainer said it was only 50-50 that Faypoint Man would take his chance in the Final after the Semi but he know sounds more hopeful.
McKenna said; “As it stands, he will run, although if it wasn’t the Derby final you would be giving him a break of a few weeks. He’s a lot better than he was at the weekend but he could do without it at this stage of the event.
“He’s tender to the touch, although is probably not the bravest dog in the world, but he seems sore enough still.
“He’ll be treated right up to Saturday and we’ll give him every chance. But if he remains as he is at the moment he will run. It’s a fantastic race and we want to be a part of it.”
The Final takes place this Saturday, 12th September.