19 Apr 2019
The Brendan Maunsell trained Redzer Ardfert has looked a potential star stayer since he commenced racing as a puppy and he again went into the notebook with big finishes in the Kirby Memorial.
He made a very promising six bend debut at Curraheen recently and looks the part in the third heat of the T.P. Weadick 725 at Kilkenny. His main rivals should be Road Queen and Riverside Honey.
Frank Hickey’s Dolce Vita is a likely favourite in the first heat but one to note here is the Phil Gough trained Sparta Emmy and she could be a value proposition.
Pat Kiely’s Droopys Lagoon is a well-established staying star and she must get the vote in the second heat where O Mahoney and Kiltrea Brian represent the dangers.
In the first round of the Gain Unraced Sprint at Newbridge last week the race of the round saw Tinryland Joy and Pennys Seagram battle it out with just a neck separating them in a very smart 17.73.
They have been drawn apart in the second round and they can win their respective races. The Donal Murphy trained Tinryland Joy showed good early then and is taken to lead from Derek Loughnane’s Showtime Hulk in the final heat.
Eugene Price’s Pennys Seagram is the one to beat in the third heat where Jerry Melia’s Pippalena looks the main threat.
The Roscommon bitch Fuerty Lola looks the part in the opening heat where Droopys Pinch should be closely noted while Noreen O’Donovan’s Noirs Gin looks the part in the second qualifier.
The card also includes the two semi-finals of the Gain/ NTSC A1/2 550 and the first heat can be the race of the night with the field including the Paddy McCormack trained litter comrades Fahy Peach and Ripley Lad as well as Paul Hennessy’s Away Vinny and Fraser Black’s Maireads Grace. Take your pick!
Robert Gleeson has a big weekend and he can start it on the right note with the bitch Droopys Sim in the second heat. Jerry Melia’s Dear Hulk and Burnt Oak Beth look sure to run her close.