Ian Fortune

There was plenty of interest in the action prior to racing at Shelbourne Park on Thursday night as Graham Holland again gave many of his team a pipe-opener.

Derby champion Lenson Bocko was amongst them and he posted 28.88 on a track rated .30sec slow.

The track rating was certainly on the conservative side and it’s likely it was running at least .60sec slow. It was certainly an encouraging trial. Wolfe again impressed in his solo spin, posting a fastest of the session 28.78.

Of those to trial before weigh-in, when the track was running at its slowest, Skywalker Canny and Da Bold Eagle went quickest for 350yds, clocking 19.02. After the weigh-in Ribchester clocked a hugely encouraging 18.73.

A full list of the trials:  

350: -15 slow

525: -30 slow


Outnumbered                   19.10

Skywalker Canny              19.02

Aghaburren Major          19.19

Da Bold Eagle                     19.02

Slippy Cian                          19.03

Ribchester                          18.73 (After Weigh in)


Lenson Bocko                    28.88

Wolfe                                    28.78

Glory Gold                          28.86 

(After Weigh in)

Lenson Blinder beat Blue East by 8l in 28.92

Lenson Austin beat Murts Boher by 2l in 29.11

Clonbrien Prince beat Newinn Lester 3l in 28.90