Mark Pierrepoint takes a closer look at the catalogue for the Thursday 15th July Greyhound Trader sale at Monmore. 

Thunder Fury – dam Code Ivory was unraced but has produced a good number of top grade and open class winners.  Well beaten on sole career start to date around Dundalk but being just a January 2020 whelp is open to any amount of improvement and is sure to pay his way for new connections.

Bartlemy John – unraced October 2019 pup out of an open class Shelbourne bitch.  Winner of his last trial around Enniscorthy by 3 lengths in 3009.  Will grade at any track in the UK and open to huge improvement.

Garnacanty Diva (ex Swift Juror) – hugely pacy lady who recorded an impressive 2930 on her sole 525-yard trial to date around Shelbourne Park.  Out of a dam who is well known for producing pacy types including the likes of Normansland Flyer . Swift Guard and Morpeth Lad amongst others who have won plenty of opens and top-grade races.  A lovely looking brindle girl she’s an exciting type for the track and potentially the breeding paddocks in the future.

Rallying Tiger – stunning brindle dog who at just February 2020 is just a baby.  Out of a top-grade dam who in her last litter produced the sensational and rapidly improving Where Am I in her previous litter.  Where Am I only last week winning around Limerick in 2867.  An exciting prospect out of a dam whose offspring appear to improve with age.

Morse Code – half-brother to the massively talented Boylesports Xtra as well as many other top grade and open class greyhounds.  Morse himself crossed the line in 2901 at Shelbourne before he’d even run a competitive race and has performed admirably in the first 3 starts of his career including 2937 last time out.  Just a matter of time before this greyhound gets the first win of many and with his whole career ahead of him looks set to prove a shrewd purchase by new connections.

Doubt Us Now – Yet to win in 9 starts but just a matter of time before he gets his head in front.  A half-brother to this year’s Grand National winner Meenagh Maverick amongst other talented types.

Au Contraire – Hugely impressive winner at Shelbourne last week in 2919 when showing massive pace throughout.  From a kennel whose sales offerings always go on to do well here in the UK and this lad looks another that fits that bill.  Sure to be extremely popular.

Fullofconfidence – from the Toms Delight dam line being out of the multiple open race producing dam Follys View who has produced the likes of Savana King , Chelms Prince and Miss Clover.  An exciting February 2020 bitch pup who looks destined to have an excellent career on the track and has the bloodlines to prove successful in the breeding paddocks once her racing days are over.

Clounanna Eric – just two races on Erics card and already an always led winner around Kilkenny in A5 in 2984 by 3 1/2 lengths.  Not 2yo old yet and looks sure to ply his trade in the higher grades.

Thunder Ruby – unraced full sister to Thunder Fury who trialled earlier on the card.  Open to huge improvement but already a winner of her last 3 trials including a promising 1825 around Newbridge.  Will grade and win races at any track in the UK.

Millroad Autumn – just a November 2019 bitch pup who is a half-sister to Millroad Knight who recently finished runner up in the Cork Supersprint.  Not got her trapping together yet but has still managed to record 2979 around the tough Galway circuit.  Sure to win plenty of graded races here in the UK and once the penny drops at the start improvement should be rapidly forthcoming.

Avongate Dmaggio – 5 wins from just 15 starts in A4/5 company at the tough Kilkenny track this wide running greyhound has pace to burn and knows where the winning line is.  Will provide new connections with plenty of fun and will undoubtedly pay his way.  Sure to win regularly and will have no trouble getting his runs with being a much sought after wide seeded runner.

Tracys Best – Just an October 2019 pup who is already a winner of 2 of her 5 career starts.  Stopped the clock in 2910 Shelbourne most recently in a trial spin and looks sure to be competing in the higher grades at least.

Go On Dan (ex Home Killian) – strong staying wide runner who has shown promise in 3 starts to date including a 2940 effort around Kilkenny.  Just a January 2020 whelp his best days are very much in front of him.

Across The Field – just two races on this young greyhound’s card and already a winner around Shelbourne in 2885.  Looks set for a career in good class company and sure to prove competitive in opens around the UK.  Set to be a very popular lot on the card.

Newry Razl – wide running bitch pup who doesn’t reach 2yo until October.  With just 3 races on her card and already a winner around Shelbourne in 2898 this girl looks all set for an open race career before potentially hitting the breeding paddocks.

Ushers Nick – weighing in at a solid 70lb and just a March 2020 whelp with a 2960 Enniscorthy already on his card this is a young greyhound who falls firmly into the ‘could be anything’ category.

Ushers Lia – sister to Nick and beat him 2 lengths in a two-dog trial at Enniscorthy when stopping the clock in 2946.  A super run for one so young who was having the first four bend run of her life.  Could turn into absolutely anything.

Slaneyside Kazzy – unraced March 2020 bitch out of a dam who recorded 2857 in top grade company at Cork.  Has already produced a 3002 herself around Enniscorthy and looks sure to have a very successful track career.

Slaneyside Lyons – Stunning looking brindle dog pup who at just March 2020 and having recorded 3004 around Enniscorthy in his only trial to date could progress into anything.  At a bare minimum looks set to be competing in the higher grades and will surely win plenty of races at any track here in the UK.

Ballymac Bosch – super early paced puppy prospect who won’t reach 2yo until January next year.  Has showcased super early and middle pace in both of his career starts to date when just picked up in the latter stages of a Shelbourne 0N2 and A4 when recording near identical times of 2926 and 2925 respectively.  Can only get stronger with age but at the moment looks tailor made for the shorter four bend tracks where he looks like maturing into a top-class prospect.

Cougars Lad – October 2019 pup who has already won 2 of his 4 career starts around the testing Dundalk sprint trip of 400 yards.  Weighing in at between 75 – 78lb he looks sure to improve for age and experience and sure to attract plenty of attention in the sale especially with being a wide seeded greyhound.

Cashmere Gigi – A very lightly raced lady for one who will reach veteran status in a few months time.  Capable of winning a few races here in the UK yet but has been entered with the tag of potential brood bitch being a half-sister to Lenson Wilson.

Avongate Nina – November 2019 bitch pup who will grade and win races at any track in the UK.  All of her career ahead of her and already has a 3065 trial on the card at Kilkenny.  Out of a bitch who has already thrown multiple open and top-grade winners.

Hilldun Minor – August 2019 bitch pup.  Not too much form in the book and can only improve on what she’s done so far but will make a fair little grader for new connections.

Romantic Rumble (ex Highview Rumble) – recorded a stunning 2871 victory at Shelbourne Park only last week when dismantling A4 opposition by fully 9 lengths.  Clearly a much better greyhound than that level and having only just turned 2yo and with just 6 races on his card he could progress into a very nice animal.  Sure to prove a shrewd purchase for new connections and should win plenty of good class races here in the UK.

Eileensdover – how good could this young bitch pup become ?  Superbly bred and reared by the Matthews family this unraced baby posted a sensational 2896 in just the second four bend trial of her life.  Bred out of Follys View this girl looks destined for an open race career here in the UK before a potential brood career in the future.  She looks set to be one of the most popular lots at the sale.

Fake Tan – young unraced bitch who recorded 2948 in her last trial around Shelbourne Park.  Sure to win plenty of races here in the UK and will be well suited to our graded system.  Being a wide seed she’s sure to be of interest to many.

Monroe Beano – just an August 2019 pup and made lightwork of low-grade opposition at Waterford recently on just the second start of his career.  Couldn’t have been any more impressive when winning easily in 2962.  Should be plenty of improvement to come yet and looks sure to go right through the grades.

Desert Citi – yet to win in 6 starts on Irish soil but looks just a matter of time before this stunningly coloured blue brindle and white girl gets off the mark.  There aren’t many greyhounds around as nicely coloured as this lady and she will no doubt win many races at graded level.

Avongate Nora – November 2019 bitch pup with super breeding.  Closely related to many open and competition greyhounds with Nora herself recording 2993 in her very first four bend trial around Kilkenny.  Unraced lady who has the whole of her career ahead of her both on the track and in the breeding paddocks.

Avongate Lawless – July 2019 youngster who can only improve on his well beaten sole start to date in ON2 company at Kilkenny.  Will go on to prove a handy grader.  Out of a bitch who raced in top grade company around Shelbourne Park.

Swift Hatchet – well enough beaten in 2 career races to date but showed himself in good form with a wide margin 2952 trial win at Enniscorthy just last week.  Solid dog for the graded scene and will undoubtedly win plenty in that sphere.

Bernies Hope – nice looking blue bitch yet to record a win but being a wide seed will get her runs and will appreciate the fresh start in the UK graded system.

Romantic Poppy (ex Hilldun Coast) – unraced January 2020 bitch pup coming from a bitch whose 9 pups from her previous litter have all won races.  Her whole career ahead of her and sure to prove a valuable recruit to any graded kennel.

Abigails Sugar – an absolute baby at March 2020 with just the one trial mark on her card.  Half-sister to the classy Save Me Paddy who contested the Northern Flat Final at Newcastle this year.

Ballymurry Abby (ex Leaha Alice) – April 2019 Good News bitch with a 2938 wide margin victory on the card at Tralee.

Kilbarry Molly – Young October 2019 bitch pup with just the 1 race on her card to date.  Sure to go through the grades at any track here in the UK.  Related to some nice high-grade types.

Chivers Rock – lightly raced September 2018 dog will grade anywhere.

Buggies Beauty – September 2019 bitch pup will grade at any track in the UK.  Recorded 3005 at Shelbourne in her most recent trial.

Farm View – From the May 2019 litter of Follys View making him a full brother to the likes of Savana King and Chelms Prince.  Lightly raced with just the 3 races on his card he’s a winner of 2 races around Shelbourne recording 2912 and 2924 respectively whilst running with promise on his sole six bend start to date last week when finishing second beaten just 2 lengths in 4302.  Pacy lad who is versatile trip wise and likely to prove a useful acquisition for his new connections.

Running South – wide seeded August 2019 dog pup who has shown promise in trials and when up against it on career debut.  Will prove to be a solid graded runner for new connections.

Geneva Lola – a bitch pup of extreme promise.  Just a January 2020 whelp Lola is out of Forest Karen who is related to too many competition greyhounds to mention.  Lola recorded a sensational 2922 on career debut and her sole competitive start to date when annihilating ON3 company by fully 7 lengths.  This is a young bitch who looks destined for the UK open race circuit.

Geneva Luke – unraced dog pup who is a full brother to Lola.  Just the 2 trial marks on this promising young dog’s card and won the second of those in a brilliant 2927 at Waterford by no less than 10 lengths.  Looks a high-class prospect and sure to get plenty of attention in the bidding.

Avongate Sofia – nicely bred daughter of Kinloch Brae who is another who will prove to be a solid purchase for the graded scene here in the UK.  Just the two marks on this youngster’s card recording 3036 Kilkenny in the most recent of those.

Spruces Hino (ex Yachi Turbo) – June 2019 youngster with just the 1 competitive start on his card when beaten behind a fast 2881 winner at Newbridge.  Will improve for regular racing.

Killagoley Flyer – looks sure to prove hugely popular.  Just a May 2020 bitch with the whole of her career ahead of her.  Just the one mark on her card in Ireland where she recorded a super 2978 at Enniscorthy.  A half-sister to some classy greyhounds including the Patrick Janssens trained superstar Desperado Dan.

Rahyvira Quinn (ex Stouke Min Son) – recorded a super 2875 Thurles on his final competitive start in Ireland and since arriving in the UK and despite not appearing at home around Towcester also won at the track recently in an excellent 2960.  This young greyhound has sensational early pace and will be winning some top races over a less demanding four bend trip than Towcester’s 500m.  Is sure to attract plenty of attention and looks sure to generate plenty of interest into the sale in its closing stages.

Laybackdolly – stunning looking young greyhound who put up a phenomenal display when destroying 0N2 company at Enniscorthy at the end of May by 6 lengths.  Had a few weeks rest during June but came back a couple of weeks ago with another excellent effort at Enniscorthy stopping the clock in 2892 in a trial.  Superb early pace and a wide seed to boot this looks another greyhound who will keep the buyer’s interest until the very end of the sale.  Looks one that plenty will not want to miss.

Toastie Ben – unraced member of the May 2019 litter by Follys View.  Not much to go off on this one’s card but with the breeding in place and hailing from the Matthews kennel he’s sure to prove of interest to many.

Goshen – hailing from the all-conquering dam of Toms Delight this greyhounds breeding is second to none.  Debut winner around Drumbo Park in a sensational 1781 and multiple good class efforts on his card around Shelbourne Park since stepped up to four bends. He’s sure to prove another excellent sales purchase emanating from the famous Matthews kennel.

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