Greyhound Derby 2022 Heats 22 - 32

Greyhound Derby 2022 Heats 22 - 32

The third and concluding night of the Derby first round saw the success shared with 11 different winning trainers. The Irish contingent took 6 of the 11 heats, meaning round one ended with a narrow 17-15 edge for the home side in the English v Irish challenge.

Once again, the first two heats of the night were on a slightly quicker track (+10) changing to normal for heat 24 onwards.

Bubbly Apache set a new sectional record of 4.01sec in heat 22 but was run down late by the Paul Hennessy-trained, Bryan & Kathleen Murphy-owned Barefoot Supremo.

Greyhound Derby 2022 - Heat 22
Barefoot Supremo kicked off the night winning by a head for Paul Hennessy. Owned by Mr B Murphy and Mrs K Murphy, he beat evens favourite Bubbly Apache in the closing strides.

Faughan Rebel, who has made a fairytale return from what was thought to be a career-ending injury, produced a trademark flying finish to power to heat 23 victory for trainer Richard Yeates. Winning owners M.Gregori, S.O'Sullivan and M.W.Warr.

Greyhound Derby 2022 - Heat 23
Richard Yeates charge, Faughan Rebel picked up Burnchurch Mick 2 bends from home and pulled away to win by 3 1/2 lengths for Mr M Gregori, Mrs S O’Sullivan and Mr MW Warr.

Glengar Jenny looked set to provide Pat Buckley with another win in heat 24 but was picked up near the line by Nathan Hunt's Storys Peewee, owned by Gavin O'Mahoney.

Greyhound Derby 2022 - Heat 24
Nathan Hunt’s Storys Peewee beat Glengar Jenny for owner Mr G O’Mahoney. Favourite Churchill Holly never recovered from the early skirmishes and finished 5th.

The Irish raiding party immediately hit back when Karol Ramsbottom's Deadly Showtime justified heat 25 favouritism for owner Gary Hannon.

Greyhound Derby 2022 - Heat 25
11/10 favourite Deadly Showtime soon led for Karol Ramsbottom and owner Mr G Hannon. 2 lengths clear at the line from second favourite Romeo On Tilt and a further 4 back to Narcos Tata.

Allison Kelly-Pilgrim's Deanridge Skippy, owned by Ray Dean and Paul Surridge, held off Coppice Brewer to land heat 26.

Greyhound Derby 2022 - Heat 26
Allison Kelly-Pilgrim’s charge justified favouritism as Deanridge Skippy led early for Mr R E Dean and Mr P M Sturridge beating the fast finishing Coppice Brewer.

Another for Ireland as the Graham Holland-trained Bockos Vieira, owned by Bev Lochead, proved too strong for outsider Makeit For Waz, who only made the Derby field as a reserve.

Greyhound Derby 2022 - Heat 27
Bockos Vieira came home 4 1/4 lengths in front for Graham Holland and Mrs B Lochead. Second placed outsider at 33/1, Makeit For Waz came in as a reserve.

A 1-2-3-5-4-6 finish in heat 28 with the Brendan Matthews-owned and trained Wide Open rebounding from Maiden Derby final disappointment.

Greyhound Derby 2022 - Heat 28
Owned and trained by Brendan Matthews, Wide Open led start to finish with the favourite, Bockos Budsit, back in 5th.

Daring Deise provided the biggest shock of the whole first round when winning hat 29 at odds of 20/1 for trainer Katie O'Flaherty plus owners S.P.Connaghan and K.Wilson.

Greyhound Derby 2022 - Heat 29
Daring Deise managed to avoid early trouble and soon led for Katie O’Flaherty and owners Mr S P Connaghan and Mr K Wilson. The 20/1 outsider fared better than 7/4 favourite Romeo Magico in 3rd.

Peter Cronin bagged a fourth round one victory when his All About Ted led start to finish in heat 30 for owners Richard Brown & Willie Rigney.

Greyhound Derby 2022 - Heat 30
All About Ted, the 6/4 favourite, always led for Peter Cronin and owners Mr R E Brown and Mr W P Rigney. In a spread out field, Headford Mike finished second.

Ballymac Leon ensured Liam Dowling, owner and trainer, hit the scoreboard round one with victory in the penultimate heat.

Greyhound Derby 2022 - Heat 31
Liam Dowling had plenty to smile about as Ballymac Leon posted the fastest time of the night and the second fastest sectional. The 15/8 favourite beat Baggios Champ by 4 3/4 lengths.

Romeo De Niro, owned by Dave Firmager, took the finale for Patrick Janssens who thus bookended the Derby first round.

Greyhound Derby 2022 - Heat 32
The final Round 1 Heat delivered the most exciting finish with Patrick Janssens’ Romeo De Niro taking victory for Mr D P Firmager. He held on for the win ahead of the strongly finishing Stefans Rocket and Longrange Dick, with just a head covering the three.