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Day trip to Killarney


Killarney 4.55

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Here’s a little known fact about Killarney.

It’s the most popular tourist destination in Ireland outside the capital Dublin. Set against the mountains of the MacGillicuddy Reeks on the shore of Lough Leane, both of which form part of Killarney National Park, there can be fewer more breathtaking environments in which to enjoy the many attractions of the town.

Even if you don’t have a bet there tonight – try and catch the pictures – it’s a perfect venue for a racetrack.

But enough of the soft-soap. I actually think there is a bet on the card in the opener at 4.55.

I’m not sure I want to be with the favourite, Chicago Girl here. She has swished her tail in both starts showing signs of attitude and although her second at Tipperary represented an improvement on her debut effort she looks one to take on.

If I’m against Chicago Girl then by definition I’m against Adelana too. She finished in third in the Tipperary race and has some ground to make up on the tail-swisher.

A better bet might be Trikala. Forget her recent second at Galway – it was on heavy ground and she was beaten 10 lengths – but her previous second to Home School at Roscommon looks smart in light of the winners subsequent placed effort in a Group 3 at Leopardstown.

(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
6 points win TRIKALA (4.55 Killarney)


An American cat with its own website, Facebook page and YouTube channel now has another achievement to add to the list: A world record.

‘Colonel Meow’ has earned a place in the Guinness World Records 2014 for the longest hair ever measured on a cat.

The two-year-old feline from Los Angeles has hair that measures nine inches (22.87cm).

Owners Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario say they are delighted by the world record.

“We already knew that he was the best cat in the world, but to be recognised in the Guinness World Records book takes it to the next level,” says Ms Avey.