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Droopys Fidget Crowned TIME Select Stakes Champion

The Robert Gleeson trained Droopys Fidget was crowned the 2024 TIME Greyhound Nutrition Select Stakes champion at Kilcohan Park on Saturday night

This brilliant daughter of Out Of Range Asb – Droopys Natalia ran a superb race from trap two to claim the top prize of €10,000 for her owners Paul Allen and John Gilson. A recent third in the BresBet Easter Cup final at Shelbourne Park, Droopys Fidget soon hit the front after Jacktavern Bolt found traffic problems.

She was in full control, and it was evident that once she hit the front it was going to be very hard to stop her. There were challenges from Ballymac Finn and Trinity Junior with Finn edging his head in front very briefly, but Fidget was too strong.

She went on to win by just half a length with A Lucky Julie running the race of her life in behind to finish second for trainer Jerry Melia. The 2024 Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks will be the next target for this talented lady.

Pictured above are John Fox, Caitriona Fox and Willie Rigney, Time Greyhound Nutrition, Sean Dunphy, breeder of the winner, Katy O’Regan, trainer Robert Gleeson and Derek Frehill, Director of Racing, Greyhound Racing Ireland.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for Greyhound Racing Ireland, said: “Kilcohan Park was packed on Saturday night for the final of the TIME Select Stakes. The atmosphere was electric and a huge congratulations to connections of Droopys Fidget. A worthy champion of the €10,000 prize. A huge thanks to our sponsors TIME Greyhound Nutrition.”