Upsets in Select Stakes Semi-Finals

The 3 greyhounds that made it through to next Saturday's Gain Select Stakes Final from the first semi-final; Shutthebackdoor, Paradise Silva and Go Dex Go

The 3 greyhounds that made it through to next Saturday's Gain Select Stakes Final from the first semi-final; Shutthebackdoor, Paradise Silva and Go Dex Go


There were upsets in both semi-finals of the Gain Feeds Select Stakes at Kilcohan Park on Saturday with Shutthe Backdoor and Tynwald Rodney winning the respective heats.
Paradise Silva was the favourite for the first heat and he was third to the bend as Shutthe Backdoor and Crossfield Max disputed the lead to the bend.
The Brendan Matthews trained Shutthe Backdoor showed in front from the bend and Paradise Silva quickly moved second.
Paradise ran on well but could make no real impression on Shutthe Backdoor (Droopys Scolari/ Give Some More) which ran out a three parts of a length winner from Paradise Silva in 28.30 with Go Dex Go a strong finishing three lengths third.
In the second semi-final Crokers Champ gave a glimpse of his old form as he shot out of traps and led up from Hee Haws Sheriff with Lemon Miley improving past Lenson Panda on the bend to move into third.
Hee Haws Sheriff collared the leader down the far side and was followed by Lemon Miley as Crokers Champ was crowded. But the race then changed completely as the Peter Cronin trained Tynwald Rodney, which was only fifth at the third bend, finished with a flourish and got up to win by half a length from Lenson Panda in 28.50. Hee Haws Sheriff was a further neck third.

Results
Semi-final 1:

1 Shutthebackdoor 28.30 (3/1)
2 Paradise Silva 28.35 (6/4f)
3 Go Dex Go 28.56 (3/1)
4 Paradise Maverik 28.60 (3/1)
5 Crossfield Max 29.40 (4/1)

Semi-final 2:

1 Tynwald Rooney 28.50 (8/1)
2 Lemon Miley 28.53 (7/1)
3 Hee Haws Sheriff 28.60 (3/1)
4 Crokers Champ 28.62 (2/1f)
5 Ballybough Mike 28.73 (4/1)
6 Lenson Panda 28.90 (5/2)

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