15th July-Monday's Top News - 09:01 AM

15 Jul 2019

BIG CROWD ENJOY SATURDAY NIGHTS RACING AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

A very large crowd made the trip to Curraheen Park on Saturday night as Cloyne GAA were the visitors to the Cork track. 
On the track, there were a number of smart performances. Droopys Meteor (Droopys Cain-Droopys Pizzazz) recording the quickest run of the night in race nine, when making the most of the drop to A3 level. Trained by Johnny Linehan for Sean Dunphy, the 4-6 favourite flew around the track in a very quick, 28.30.
DUSTYS AGAIN

Once again Dustys Bandit (Laughil Blake-Ryma Boca) confirmed form with Coconut Comrades in the open sprint.

Owned by Philip Rhodes, Ballymacoda, the even-money jolly showing serious pace to make it back to back wins, in 17.39. (330).
RACE OF THE NIGHT

The race of the night came in race six, an AA0 550, with Scooby Doo It (Scolari Me Daddy x Mountaylor Queen) getting the verdict by the shortest of margins.

Trained by Jennifer O'Donnell for the Scooby-Trio-Syndicate, the 7-2 winner stayed on strongly in the closing stages to deny early leader Note Bene, by a short head, in 29.65. (550).
LATTER RACES

Lubagh Kirsty (Azza Azza Azza-Cructa Jet) impressed when winning race 11, A2, for trainer John O'Sullivan and owner Stuart Welford, in a smart, 28.44, at odds 2-1.
Tracton trainer Kieran Lynch, who is enjoying an unbelievable run of things, took the closing race with Coolykereen Hero (Vans Escalade-Senahel Hondo). Owned by James Costine and Michael Daly, the 7-4 winner putting on a classy performance to take the A1, in a lively, 28.46.

SUN’S OUT, FANS ARE OUT! 🌞
Our retired ex-racing ambassadors Robyn, Ted, Johnny and Rosie are busy tonight meeting & greeting the great crowd from Cloyne GAA here tonight! 
#weloveourgreyhounds #greyhoundsmakegreatpets #irgt

 

BRILLIANT BLUE EAST A SUPERB WINNER OF TILEMASTER KINGDOM DERBY

Barry Drake

The brilliant Blue East (Droopys Jet-Lemon Bolt) stole the show in Tralee on Saturday night as the 4-6 favourite delivered another top-notch performance in the €6,000 to the winner final of the Tilemaster Kingdom Derby.

Trained by Graham Holland for Larry O'Rourke, the winner produced another flying start and dominated the early proceedings. The big local runner, Sign On Aki, turned second and was within two lengths at the halfway stage. Piling on the pressure up front, Blue East kicked about four clear on the turns for home.

Sign On Aki never gave up and made late ground to get within two lengths at the line, in 28.46, with Droopys Neymar three lengths back in third. It was another superb Tilemaster Kingdom Derby with Blue East running out a fantastic winner having won all three rounds.
MASSIVE PACE

In other races, Scart Jim (Droopys Jet-Balance Sheet) went one spot quicker when winning race nine, the A1.

Owned by James Mahony, the 6-4 chance broke well to turn close, soon in front, he showed massive pace to land the spoils, in 28.45. A cracking performance from the talented winner. 

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