JAMES HAS A PROMISING TYPE IN ROSE OF TRALEE

Just one spot separated the heat winners in the semi-finals of the Speedrite Dog Food Rose of Tralee Stakes at Tralee on Friday with the James Broderick owned Promising (Godsend/ Sandals Oz) marginally the fastest.


PEPPA CONTINUES TO IMPRESS AT SHELBOURNE

The Kevin Losty trained Black Eyed Peppa (Big Daddy Cool/ Black Eyed Boss) has emerged as a real star during the Monthly DGOBA A2/3 Stake at Shelbourne and he gave another powerful performance when winning the final on Friday.


DONALD THE TOP ACT AT KILKENNY

The Tom Lennon and Colin Rafter owned Lemon Donald (Scolari Me Daddy/ Lemon Bullet) maintained his unbeaten path through the competition when a late surge saw him capture the final of the Frank Wall A2 525 at Kilkenny on Friday.


MONROSE HOLDS THE FLYING JESS IN PUPPY OAKS DECIDER

Monrose was rewarded for her bravery and determination in the final of the €2,500 HRX Puppy Oaks at Shelbourne Park on Friday night.


DARGLE AGAIN SIZZLES IN FLAHERTY MARKETS ROMP

The Pat Buckley trained Droopys Dargle (Ballymac Eske/ Droopys Hilda) again emphasised her huge potential when posting a brilliant victory in the opening semi-final of the Flaherty Markets Corrib Plate at Galway on Friday night.


TESS DOES THE DOUBLE IN A DRAMATIC GAIN CORN CUCHULAINN FINAL

The Gain Corn Cuchulainn certainly produces thrilling finals and for the second year in a row Airmount Tess won the final by a short head after a memorable battle for most of the journey with a gallant Frankies Lady.


HEISMAN SETS NEW RECORD ON NIGHT OF SHOCKS AT DUNDALK

It was a night of shocks in the second round of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup at Dundalk on Friday but it was also an explosive occasion with the Lawrence and Brian Jones owned Heisman (Brett Lee/ Claddagh Pearl) setting a new trap record for the 400 yards when winning the first heat in 20.94.


FLYING RUNS AS BAR ONE RACING CUP COMMENCES AT DUNDALK

The opening session of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup produced a host of fine performances at Dundalk on Friday and the best wine was reserved to last with Compliance clocking a best of the night 21.18 when winning the concluding heat.


DARGLE AGAIN SPARKLES IN CORRIB PLATE

The Pat Buckley trained Droopys Dargle (Ballymac Eske/ Droopys Hilda) confirmed the massive promise of his debut performance a week earlier when powering to a marvellously impressive victory in the quarter final of the Flaherty Markets Corrib Plate at Galway on Friday.


TESS CLOSES IN ON HISTORIC GAIN CORN CUCHULAINN DOUBLE

Ger Kiely’s brilliant staying bitch Airmount Tess is closing in on the historic second in a row Gain Corn Cuchulainn after a dominant performance in the second semi-final at Shelbourne on Friday night.


FRANKIE’S LADY GOES FASTEST IN GAIN CORN CUCHULAINN

The second round of the Gain Corn Cuchulainn dominated proceedings at Shelbourne Park on Friday night and defending champion Airmount Tess continued her unbeaten run through the stake, although the fastest time of the round came from the Peter Cronin trained Frankies Lady as she impressed in the opening heat.


DROOPYS DARGLE ANOTHER FLYER FOR DAM HILDA

The Flaherty Markets Corrib Plate got off to a flying start at Galway on Friday night when the Pat Buckley trained Droopys Dargle turned in astonishing performance when winning the first heat in a brilliant 28.75.


MILKMAN LOOKS THE CREAM OF THE BEAM ANNUAL

Despite inclement weather conditions at the start of the meeting there was the usual very big attendance for the 28th annual BEAM Benefit Meeting at Kilkenny on Sunday night and among the attendance was champion UK trainer Mark Wallis who brought over two runners for the occasion.


MISTY HOLDS ON IN DRAMATIC HOSPITAL DECIDER

There was a dramatic finish to the €4,0000 Kerry Group Hospital Stake final at Tralee on Friday with John Houlihan’s Misty Supreme just prevailing from College Bell in a driving finish.


HOTPOTS BITE THE DUST IN KASKO SEMI-FINALSHOTPOTS BITE THE DUST IN KASKO SEMI-FINALS

There was a shock outcome to the first semi-final of the Kasko Dog Food Open Novice Stake at Thurles on Friday when the flying heat winners Skywalker Rafa and Cabra Angel were both knocked out of the competition.


RUBY SIZZLES IN CORN CUCHULAINN OPENER AT SHELBOURNE

The Gain Dog Nutrition Corn Cuchulainn got off to a very auspicious start at Shelbourne Park on Friday night when the Brendan Maunsell trained Redzer Ruby (Paradise Madison/ Paradise Maria) produced a brilliant performance in the first heat as she won by a wide margin in a flying 41.34.


ARIETTA LEADS HOME A GLEESON 1-2 IN LONGFORD DERBY FINAL

Droopys Arietta had been the star performer in the Howard Wallace/ Francis Murray Longford Derby since the commencement of the competition and she maintained her record when dictating matters in Friday’s €8,500 final in front of a very big crowd at Longford Track.


THE FRIDAY ACTION

It was semi-finals time at Tralee, Kilkenny and Dundalk on Friday, so let’s have a quick recap of what happened:


KALAMOUN IS FASTEST QUALIFIER IN CROKERS CHAMP UNRACED

There was a top class card at Waterford on Friday night featuring the conclusion of the Bolands Citroen Festival and the heats of the Crokers Champ Open Unraced.


GLEESON’S 1-2 IN LONGFORD DERBY SEMI-FINALS

The second semi of the Wallace/ Murray Longford Derby saw Robert Gleeson getting both his runners through to the final.


BIGMIKE CONTINUES ON HIS UNBEATEN RUN

Robert Gleeson’s brilliant sprinter Ballymac Bigmike (Tyrur Big Mike/ Ballymac Scarlet) maintained his unbeaten 2017 record when running out an easy winner of the Dundalk Stadium Open 400 final at Dundalk on Friday night.


CIARAN SETS NEW RECORD AT LONGFORD

Badminton Ciaran, a son of Tullymurry Act and Badminton Girl, produced a sizzling track record breaking run in the second round of the Wallace/ Murray Longford Derby on Friday night.


WAGGA FASTEST IN YOUGHAL CHAMPION STAKES

Owned and trained by John Kenny, Wagga Sky (Taylors Sky/ Maudabawn Jody) produced another sizzling run when winning the opening semi-final of the Droopys Stud Champion Stakes over 550 yards at Youghal on Friday.


JUNIOR JET POSTS NEW RECORD AT NEWBRIDGE

It was a night for track records as, apart from Badminton Ciaran’s run at Longford, Junior Jet (Vans Escalade/ Lodgefield Snap) established new figures for the 325 yard sprint distance at Newbridge.


BUCKLEY’S ROSIE SPRINGS A MASSIVE RACE OF CHAMPIONS SHOCK

There was a sensational outcome to the €15,000 Kerry GAA Supporters Race of Champions at Tralee on Friday night when Killinan Rosie, one of the rank outsiders of the field, scored a thrilling victory in 29.62


GALWAY TOPS IN DUNDALK OPEN FINAL

The John McGee trained Ballymac Galway (Ballymac Vic/ Galtee Ellie) landed the €1,000 Dundalk Stadium Open 550 prize on Friday when the Alexander Czarnecki owned 6-4 favourite led all for a near four length margin over Drumsna Star in 29.99.


NOEL’S SPIN IN A HURRY

Noel Browne’s Coolavanny Spin (Droopys Scolari/ Samiya) was fastest in the second round of the Kerry Group County Championship at Tralee on Friday.