The feature race in Ireland this week was the €30,000 Irish St.Leger Final at Limerick where Ballymac Merlin landed the odds for the Dowling family. It was their second Leger in three years following Ballymac Anton in 2019.

(Meanwhile Merlin’s litter brother Ballymac Belvult was clocked the fastest time in Novice 750 at Shelbourne Park. Given the conditions, 41.63 was a very decent run.)

The feature race at Shelbourne was of course the €12,500 final on the National Puppy Stake which went to Scoobys Prince in 28.36. There was a 1-2-3-4 for sire Droopys Sydney.

Among the less high profile lines of form was a sensational 21.21 run from May puppy Flashing Willow on debut at Dundalk on Saturday. (Hugely impressive – check out the video on the GRI website.)

Ballymac Merlin, winner of the 2021 Matchbook Irish St.Leger Final at Limerick Greyhound Stadium for Liam Dowling Ballymac Kennels in a time of 29.68 with Paul Geasley of Matchbook Betting Exchange & Shane Dowling.

CLONMEL 16.04 BOLEYS CHAMP (Scolari Me Daddy-Boleys Ace, Sep 19)
CURRAHEEN PARK 28.58 RUNNINTA YORK (Laughil Blake-Classic Valerie, Oct 19)
DERRY 16.68 BLACKSTONE CHRIS (Ballymac Best-Laurdella Jane, Apr 20)
DRUMBO PARK 28.92 TOOLMAKER IMPACT (Skywalker Puma-Satin Bridie, Jun 19)
DUNDALK 21.21 FLASHING WILLOW (Laughil Blake-Cabbage, May 20)
ENNISCORTHY 33.19 ANNES COCO (Skywalker Farloe-Alien Gem, May 19)
GALWAY 29.93 MAGICAL JASPER (Head Bound-Laughil Louise, Jul 17)
KILKENNY 29.36 LONGTIME AGO (Ballymac Matt-Ballymac Rouge, Sep 19)
29.36 HELLO REX (Jaytee Jet-Jaytee Pearl, Aug 18)
LIMERICK 29.68 BALLYMAC MERLIN (Vulturi-Ballymac Belle, Jul 19)
MULLINGAR 29.46 BECTIVE SAVINGS (Top Savings-Bective Stella, Aug 19)
NEWBRIDGE 28.80 BADMINTON SHU (Droopys Sydney-Badminton Maid, Feb 20)
SHELBOURNE PARK 28.36 SCOOBY PRINCE (Droopys Sydney-Whitings Gift, Mar 20)
  29.55 SWORDS MAESTRO (Droopys Sydney-Limini, Aug 19)
THURLES 29.47 CRESCENT TIBET (Confident Rankin-Tibet, Jan 20)
TRALEE 17.55 O LEARYS ROCKET (Droopys Sydney-Conquering Queen, Mar 20)
WATERFORD 28.76 BARRO CHIEF (Laughil Blake-Express Penny, Jun 18)
YOUGHAL 28.89 THUNDER BLUE (Droopys Sydney-Eleanors Moment, Mar 18)