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Smasher grabs the Kilkenny glory for in-form dam Hilda.

IT WAS quite a night for brood bitch Droopys Hilda at Kilkenny on Friday night when her daughter Droopys Smasher gave further notice that she is a new star of the staying game with stunning performance in the final of the Weadick Open 725 final, writes Michael Fortune.

But that wasn't the end of the Droopys Hilda success story. Two races earlier, in the third heat of the Red Mills Champion Open Unraced, her son Droopys Noah, from a mating to Ballymac Eske, produced the fastest time of the round when winning by all of 11 lengths in 28.98sec.

Javielenko, a litter-brother to Droopys Noah, had early made very impressive debut when winning heat two as he hit the front at the third bend and won by five and a half lengths from Cinderella in 29.36sec.

Droopys Smasher, owned by London publican Austin Whelan, had always shaped like a future staying sensation and made her six-bend debut in the first round of the Weadick 725. She went off the 2-1 favourite to land the final but her supporters wouldn't have been happy when she walked out and was many lengths adrift.

Black Tom cut out the running from Airmount Tess but Droopys Smasher moved into third place off the fourth bend. Then she flew down the back and hit the front coming off the last bend to win by three and a half lengths from Yaya More Pints in 40.75sec.

Buckley said: "She's some performer and will go now for the Barry's Tea 750 at Curraheen Park and will then take in all the top Irish staying competitions as well as the TV Trophy across the water. Hopefully she'll end the year winning the Night of Stars 850 at Shelbourne."

g dded: use Shelbourne was d and I thought " Buckley initiated the double on the night with Javielenko and added: "He was only entered becauseclosed we'd get a race into him. He should improve by leaps and bounds and could be very good."

He ove ds Fastest Droopys test heat winner pys Noah is Pat Buckley: trains Droopys Smasher the race sewn up when clear on the second bend.

Second fastest in the unraced event was Farloe Starsky, a son of Droopys Cain trained by Owen McKenna for Jennifer Loughery. He went clear from the first bend and held off the strong run of Sundays News by a length in 29.19sec.

Other winners were Pat Guilfoyle's Tullovin Kim in 29.23sec, Michael O'Donovan's Buckos Dream in 29.23sec, Dolores Ruth's Razldazl Rokstar in 29.38sec, Peter Cronin's Fleeting Captain in 29.32sec and Denny Lennon's Luminous Warrior in 29.23sec.

Draw for next Friday's second Bound, 2 Luminous Warrior, 3 Karlow Joe, 4 Farloe Boherna Ranger. Heat 2: 1 Butchs Law, 2 Droopys De Noah, 4 Fleeting Captain, 5 Cinderella, 6 Razldazl round: Heat 1: 1 Hey Bnous Starsky, 5 Soul, 6 BoheLaw Rossi, 3 Droopys No Cindere Elvis (w).

Tullovin Kim, 3 C Heat 3: 1 Fleeting Nicko, 2 Crinkill Patch, 4 Sundays News, 5 Live Edition, Touch.

6 Crinkill Touc Heat 4: 1 Javielenko, 2 Happy Minstrel, 3 Jazz Magic, 4 Razldazl Rokstar, Borna Crasher, 6 Buckos Dream (m).

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Date:May 7, 2017
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