Trainer Dolores Ruth won her second Irish Derby last night when 5/2 chance Razldazl George managed to keep out of the worst of the trouble filled race and then powered home to win by a short head from the gallant Dream Walker. Razldazl Bugatti, stable mate of Razldazl George, caused all sorts of problems by moving wide early fairly quickly after coming out the traps. Well backed favourite Rockchase Bullet was the greyhound who looked to be handed the advantage but he then collided with Razldazl Bugatti. This allowed the Tom O’Neill trained Dream Walker to get up the inside and and into a healthy lead. Dream Walker was just denied however when Razldazl George got up by a short head with both dogs recording a time of 30.02. Krug Ninety Five was three lengths further back in third spot.
Dolores Ruth said after the race: “It makes it all the more special when we’ve bred him as well. It confirms the form of the English Derby, but especially his courage and astuteness. I don’t know what happens next with him, but I know for us, we are all going to party. It’s a wonderful moment.”
2011 Greyhound Derby Result
1st Trap 4 Razldazl George 5/2
2nd Trap 2 Dream Walker 10/1
3rd Trap 5 Krug Ninety Five 8/1
4th Trap 6 Rockchase Bullet 2/1f
5th Trap 1 Razldazl Bugatti 7/2
6th Trap 3 Rockview Head 7/1
Elsewhere on the card at Shelbourne Park, Mozzletoff landed the 1,500 Euro Ladbrokes.com Richest Greyhound Race in the World over 525m in a time of 28.27. The 4/5f beat 9/2 chance Martinstown Rose by three and a half lengths. In the 9.50pm event, the Ladbrokes.com Bet in Running International Open, 5/1 chance Wonder Wag took the spoils in a time of 42.12 beating the 2/1 favourite Droopys Casanova by three quarters of a length.