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Boley's Fella proves he's a smart pup with fourth win

By Robert Fenton

Boley's Fella is emerging as a potentially smart pup after maintaining his 100% record and landing his fourth win on the trot in the second semi-final of the Redmills & DTSC Champion A3 contest with £1,200 up for grabs next Saturday at Drumbo.

The black and white dog handled by Hillsborough's Ronnie McKeown for Co Down's Pat Brown, was headed into the first two bends by the fast-trapping Scullys Big Bob - in similar fashion to the previous week's race - but once again, Fella's greater back straight pace came to the fore and he was in front approaching the third bend.

Bob did not give way and maintained his effort all the way home but Boleys had a length to spare in a fast 28.79. Droopys De Rossi stayed on well for third.

The opening semi saw a great surge of back straight pace and a winning move from Toolmaker Obama who gives southern trainer Robert Gleeson - along with Rossi, two in the decider.

Obama was crowded at the first bend where Barnish Indie led turning into the back-straight. Toolmaker then found another gear between the second and third bends, sailing past Barnish to be on control at the penultimate turn. He looked home and hosed but Indie kept up to the task and was coming back in the closing stages, going down by half-a-length in 28.97. Milldean Bobby took the vital third spot.

Trade Freddie was the fastest winner on the night over 525, being two spots quicker than Boleys Fella. Running from trap five, Martin McAliskey's Coalisland-based black dog gave a superlative display.

This fellow beat the current English Derby favourite Clares Rocket last year - testament to his ability. Freddie opened up down the far side and flew home five and a half lengths ahead of Deanmill Annie in 28.77.

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