GLASHEDY LANDS THE SPOILS AT LIFFORD

Peter Farrell

On a Saturday night where the weather conditions were nothing short of atrocious, the feature race at Lifford track was the final of the ‘Track Lotto Mini S7/S8 350’ and it was the Willie Mullan owned and trained ‘Glashedy Rock’ who sprung an upset in taking home the €700 winners prize.


PAT LEE MEMORIAL SUCCESS FOR HIDDEN ICON

Peter Farrell

Awful weather conditions didn’t dampen the atmosphere at Thurles last night as the ‘Pat Lee memorial A5/A6 525’ reached its conclusion with ‘Hidden Icon’ romping to final success and in turn, claiming the €1200 top prize.


TAILWIND TOM FASTEST AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

Christmas stakes were very much the feature on last night’s Clonmel card and ‘Tailwind Tom’ got back to winning ways in most impressive fashion in heat 3 of the ‘Christmas Cracker A3 525’ stake.


DOUBLES AND TREBLES ALL ROUND AT LIFFORD

Peter Farrell

A hat-trick for the ‘Hather’ kennels and a brace of for Thomas Hasson of Derry was the highlight of tonight’s Lifford card which featured the four heats of the ‘An Cu veterinary clinic A3/A4’ as well as the two semi-finals of the ‘Track Lotto S7/S8 350 Mini’ stake.


ICON IMPRESSES AGAIN AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

Just as he did last week, Michael O’Brien’s ‘Hidden Icon’ set the standard as the two semi-finals of the ‘Pat Lee memorial A5/A6 525’ reached their conclusion.


MASSIVE CROWD AT CURRAHEEN PARK AS TADGH AND BERTIE DELIVER FOR LOCAL OWNERS

Barry Drake

A massive crowd turned out at Curraheen Park on Saturday night as Grenagh GAA were the visitors.


ICON INDICATES HIS INTENTIONS

Peter Farrell

The ‘Pat Lee Memorial A5/A6’ 525 stake got underway at Thurles Park on Saturday night and it was Kathleen Browne’s ‘Hidden Icon’ who most impressed in the concluding heat.


DUFFY DOUBLE HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENING

Peter Farrell

Carrying a winner’s prize of €700, three heats of the ‘Track Lotto S7/S8 Mini stake’ got underway at Lifford on Saturday evening and after looking well handicapped on paper, fastest of the heats went to even money favourite ‘Hather For Luke’.


TESS SEEKING SOME OF JET’S LIMELIGHT AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

Back stealing headlines at Limerick on Saturday, Philip Buckley is still riding the crest of his Irish St Leger winning wave following the heroics of Blastoff Jet in that most recent classic and as if further endorsement of the Cullen kennels wonderful breeding lines were ever needed, his sister added yet further to the litter exploits when hugely impressive in victory over 525 yards.


TITAN REPELS CHERRY FOR THIRD STEP VICTORY AT LIFFORD

Paul Cooney

Competitive sweepstake finals were the feature of the Saturday action at Lifford and Gary Foley’s Rememberthetitan (Razldazl Billy-Satin Diva) produced a game final performance to claim the Track Bookmakers Three Steps To Victory A3 tri-distance event when repelling the late thrust of Clonleigh Cherry.


FLYING RUNS AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

There were a couple of really smart performances in Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


BIRTHDAY TREBLE HAS BURKE BUZZING AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

There must have been some team-talk in the Kiltrogue kennels of Paul & Paddy Burke on Saturday evening last before hitting the road with a trio of runners at Galway for delivering a timely treble on the night, the Bumblebee representatives gave Paddy the ideal present on the occasion of his 50th birthday.


WARRIOR CLAIMS COOL SPRINT STAKE WIN AT LIFFORD

Paul Cooney

There was plenty of sweepstake action to entertain at Lifford on Saturday night with the feature being the final of the Carvery Bar S4 350 Stake where Corey & Cian McGettigan’s Coolatee Warrior (Superior Product-Thrill A Minute) compounded his game semi success in another brave battling performance.


ROCKET TURNS ON THE HEAT AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

Rocket Heat (Taylors Sky-Bonus), trained by Francis Murray for the Daveys-Babes-Syndicate, impressed when winning the H0 hurdle at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


TREMORS IN THURLES FOLLOWING VOLCANIC ERUPTION

Paul Cooney

A stellar eleven race programme at Thurles promised exciting action on Saturday with a brace of finals down for decision and the Boomerang Animal Bedding A3 570 Yard Stake Final saw Pat Dalton’s Volcanic Reef (Paradise Madison-Volcano) build on his impressive semi-final success when returning a facile victory in blistering fashion.


DANCING TO A LOVELY THURLES TUNE ON SATURDAY

Paul Cooney

It was quite an action packed programme at Thurles on Saturday with semi-finals in a brace of sweepstakes leaving warm final showdowns ahead of next weekend but returning to Thurles for the first time since reaching the final of the 2018 Tipperary Cup, Our Lovely Tune produced the fastest victory of the night when relishing his first venture beyond 550 yards.


MILLY UPSETS FORM BOOK IN LIFFORD FINAL

Paul Cooney

The final of the A McClean Bookmakers A3 525 Yard Stake was the feature of the Saturday action at Lifford this week and saw Mark Duffy’s Burma Milly (Ballymac Vic-Rampant Razzle) bounce right back to near her best when reversing semi form to land a competitive showdown.


SLANEYSIDE UNLOCKS ANOTHER SPRINT SUCCESS AT THURLES

Paul Cooney

It is surely fair to say that amidst a vibrant and competitive Open sprint scene at Thurles, Derek Kehoe’s Slaneyside Keyes (Storm Control-Lissivigeen Joy) just heads the list as standard bearer at the premier circuit and he would reinforce that assertion when returning a brilliant performance on a heavy, rain affected, track on Saturday.


NO STOPPING THE PETER CRONIN-TRAINED VANCOUVER AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

A large crowd gathered at Curraheen Park on Saturday night on what was a highly successful benefit night for Carrigtwohill AFC.


KIELDUFF MACKER ONE TO NOTE

Barry Drake

Kielduff Macker (Kinloch Brae-Carmac Cyrus) caught the eye with a brilliant winning debut in Tralee on Saturday night.


MURT THE MASTER IN SLICK SATURDAY DEBUT AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

It may have been an all graded card at Limerick on Saturday but there was certainly some saucy action throughout a twelve race programme to whet the appetite for the commencement of the Irish St Leger on Saturday next.


EDDIE HAD THE ANSWER AT THURLES ON SATURDAY

Paul Cooney

The Saturday programme at Thurles featured a mostly graded card but returned performances of real merit throughout the night before the fastest effort came in the concluding A0 525 Yard event when Robert O'Brien & Austin Lawrence’s Ask Eddie (Ballymac Vic-Noirs Peaches) completed a hat-trick in impressive fashion.


ALICE STARS AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

The Johnny Linehan-trained Droopys Alice was the star performer at Curraheen Park on Saturday night as the even-money market leader sent punters home happy by taking the closing race on the card, the AA0.


PETE PREVAILS IN LOTTO FINAL AT LIFFORD

Paul Cooney

The final of the Track Lotto A6 525 Yard Stake formed the feature of the action at Lifford on Saturday and saw Peter McGurk’s Petes Legend (Kinloch Brae-Spinning Ridge) reverse semi-final form to claim victory in a tight decider.


KILDARE ON TOP IN HOOPER DOLAN AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

The Bermingham Hooper Dolan is a perennially warm graded event on the Limerick calendar and the 2018 renewal has been no different over the past weeks with highly competitive heats in the A1 600 yard event which culminated in a sparkling final victory on Saturday for David Sexton’s Kildare Farmshop (Kinloch Brae-Swift Rush).


NADIA BOOKED FOR FARLOE AFTER FAB THURLES BITCH STAKE WIN

Paul Cooney

Featuring on the Saturday programme at Thurles, Richard Wheeler’s Moanteen Nadia (Farloe Blitz/Affection) booked a date with the sponsor to compliment the €1400 she earned in a brave battling victory to land the spoils in the final of the Skywalker Farloe @ Stud A4 Bitch Stake.


SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR LEMON AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

A hugely competitive renewal of the Bermingham Hooper Dolan A1 600 Yard Stake again delivered fiercely contested semi-finals on Saturday where Colin Rafter’s Lemon Skylar (Taylors Sky/Lemon Belle) progressed from her opening round Limerick debut to go fastest in the event.