Clon is the favourite to Blaze a trail at Shelbourne Park

Clon is the favourite to Blaze a trail at Shelbourne Park
Mumhan Express (6), owned by the Abbey Bar Syndicate, Castlelyons and trained by Denis Fitzgerald, on his way to winning the GAIN CUP at Curraheen Park, ahead of Fast Fit Act (3) and Wagga Matt (4) last weekend. Picture: Mike English

CORK will be represented by Clona Blaze in Saturday’s €50,000 Ladbrokes Easter Cup Final at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium. 

Third, in last year's Irish Greyhound Derby, he is trained by champion trainer Graham Holland for Clonakilty-based owner, Kevin O'Brien.

Clona Blaze is the 5-2 favourite for Saturday's feature at Shelbourne Park. 

One of the three finalists trained by Graham Holland, Kevin O’Brien’s dog is unbeaten in the stake and his early pace has seen him overcome all opposition convincingly.

“It’s been high-quality and high-drama for the last four weekends and now forty-eight dogs have become six," Patrick Flynn, Sales, Commercial & Operations Manager at Shelbourne Park, said. 

"I have no doubt that this weekends final will live up to its billing and the winner will certainly have earnt their prize. 

"The Easter Cup has been referred to as a Classic and it has been that and more so far this year, with the final still to come. 

"There is huge excitement and anticipation building here at Shelbourne Park for the big night."

”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.

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