Kilkenny trainer Paul Hennessey remains in the race for the €50,000 Ladbrokes Easter Cup in Shelbourne Park ahead of semi final weekend.
Priceless Verona made it through his second round heat in a time of 29.82 and will take to the traps for the Gowran-based trainer in trap 2 of the second of Saturday night’s semi finals.
2018 Derby finalists Magical Bale and Clona Blaze, Leger finalist Clonbrien Prince and 2018 Con & Annie Kirby winner Droopys Davy are among the notable names that will be taking their places in the traps on Saturday night having come through the earlier rounds.
The competition, ran over 550 yards, traditionally attracts the top Irish greyhounds in training, with this year’s winner receiving €25,000.
The Ladbrokes Easter Cup is one of 14 ‘Classic’ races in the Irish greyhound calendar and one of six to be held in Shelbourne Park, along with the Irish Greyhound Derby among others.
The final of the competition will be held on Saturday, March 9 at Shelbourne Park.