BIG NAMES TRIAL

Ian Fortune

There were a couple of notable names in action prior to racing at Shelbourne Park on Friday night with Jaytee Taylor and Derby third Run Happy given a spin over the standard trip.

Pat Buckley’s Run Happy set the standard, posting a rapid 28.31, while Jaytee Taylor recorded 28.84.

Pat Buckley also trialled the promising Antigua Jet and he stopped the clock in 28.95. In a two-dog trial Doolin Prince beat Mill Lane Lady by seven lengths in 28.71.

Incidentally the track weas rated .20sec fast although the subsequent racing action suggested it wasn’t on the quick side.