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Bango Licious cup

Week 12 of the coursing season did not generate any major changes to the Championship or Fantasy leaderboards. However it will be remembered for a fantastic All Age double for the Mackey family from Mooncoin.  At Old Kilcullen, Bango Licious (pictured) was winning for the second time in three weeks having scored in the All Age Bitch Stake at Enniscorthy in late November and she now finds herself in third place on the league table with a huge chance of qualifying for the Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch Stake. Some 100 miles or so down the road in Cappoquin her kennelmate Moonveen Sparkle finally gained the victory she so richly deserved having reached numerous finals & semi-finals in the past. It will be interesting to see if connections wait for the Select Bitch Stake at the Irish Cup meeting in which she reached the semi-final as a pup or make one final attempt to get her into Clonmel. With Bango Licious beating the dogs & bitches at Old Kilcullen and the 2019 Derby qualifier Undersupervision beating the older dogs at Cappoquin it was left to Ahamore Wonder (Deise Cup) & Chooseyourweapon (Laois Cup) to make a mark for the All Age dogs. However both were winning for the first time this season and have a bit more to do before we see their name on the leaderboard.

Due to the results from Week 12 there was also little or no movement either in the Fantasy Coursing competitions. John Behan from Gorey is the only new name on the leaderboard thanks to the five extra points he gained when Barrack Bruce reached the semi-final of the Cup at Borris In Ossory.  John & also Ian Bourke will be hoping Cobra Commander can do the business at North Kilkenny this coming weekend. However he faces stern opposition from the local hope Long John Silver & Derby runner-up City Link whose trainer Brendan Matthews has a great record in the Walsh Cup. Both of these greyhounds appear in the selections of Marian Young & John Healy who lead the competition so will they widen the gap to their nearest rivals heading into the Christmas meetings ?

Mary Nolan who continues to lead the Charity Fantasy competition also has Long John Silver & City Link running for her so Brian Arnold desperately needs a big performance in the All Age Bitch Stake at Ballyragget from Graigues Legacy.  Last season’s Corn Na Feile Oaks winner is making her All Age debut.  We hope to update all our leaderboards on Sunday night after North Kilkenny so that current standings are known heading into the Christmas meetings.

KEVIN SMITH CHAMPION STAKES LEADERBOARD 18/12/18
  Greyhound Points Prizemoney
1 Watchman 15 6,000
2 Granard Bolt 14 5,000
3 Portobanus 12 4,800
4 Always In the Run 12 3,700
5 Cobra Commander 11.5 3,150
6 Souldern Street 10 3,200
7 Barefoot Marine 9.5 2,360
8 Kyle Steel 9 2,600
9 City Link 9 2,400
10 Long John Silver 8.5 2,500
11 Cooga Ocean 8 2,100
       
GRACE & MATT BRUTON CHAMPION BITCH STAKES LEADERBOARD 18/12/18
  Greyhound Points Prizemoney
1 Share The Dream 13 4,050
2 Silent Wonder 11 3,600
3 Bango Licious 11 3,500
4 Dromoher Glory 10 3,000
5 Barna Wonder 9 2,700
Jt 6 Blades Of Honour 9 2,600
Jt 6 Southofhere 9 2,600
8 Foxhollow Lady 7.5 2,200
9 Please Marry Me 7.5 2,120
10 Bellinter Kerry 7.5 2,100
11 Mad Decision 7.5 2,080
12 Heartofalady 7.5 2,000
       
SPORTING PRESS FANTASY COURSING LEADERBOARD 18/12/18
1 Marian Young Dunmanway 445
2 John Healy Killaloe 440
3 Neily Nolan Brosna 425
Jt 4 John Behan Gorey 420
Jt 4 Sean Doyle x 3 Ennis 420
Jt 4 Fintan Kennedy Murroe 420
Jt 4 Gerry Gately Loughrea 420
Jt 4 James O’Connor Killarney 420
Jt 4 John O’Donoghue Cree 420
Jt 4 Ian Bourke Oola 420
       
SPORTING PRESS FANTASY FOR CHARITY LEADERBOARD 18/12/18
1 Mary Nolan Castleisland 385
2 Brian Arnold Fermoy 360
3 Frank Kieran Mountrath 330