College Causeway cemented his position at the head of the paddypower.com Irish Greyhound Derby betting with another faultless victory in the first semi final last night. Unbeaten in the competition thus far, Paul Buckley’s runner scored by 2 lengths from Shaneyboy Lee in a time of 29.93sec, with John McGee’s Oran Classic ¾ of a length back in 3rd.
The second semi final saw Cashen Legend score at odds of 7/2, upsetting even money favourite Faypoint Man. The time of this second heat was slightly quicker than the first at 29.87sec. Belvedere Champ ran a big race to finish in 3rd place at 14/1. He completes the line up for next week’s final.
Draw for the Paddpower.com Irish Greyhound Derby Final (to be run on Saturday 12th September 2009)
T1 Belevdere Champ
T2 Oran Classic
T3 Faypoint Man (m)
T4 Cashen Legend (m)
T5 College Causeway (m)
T6 Shaneboy Lee (m)