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.


SPARTA EMMY OFF THE MARK IN FINE STYLE

Barry Drake

Below in Kilcohan Park, Waterford, on Saturday night, Sparta Emmy (Sparta Maestro-Dream Believer) broke her maiden tag in fine style.


KIM GOES QUICKEST AT CURRAHEEN CIRCUIT

Barry Drake

Tullovin Kim (Paradise Madison-Tullovin Fire) posted a sizzling performance in Curraheen Park's fifth race on Saturday night when taking race five, an A0, for James Sheahan.


RANGER ON TARGET BELOW IN THE KINGDOM

Barry Drake

Shancol Ranger (Laughil Blake-Airfield Mistake) went quickest on Saturday's Tralee card.


NADIA SEIZES SECOND CHANCE IN THURLES BITCH STAKE

Paul Cooney

There was plenty of entertaining sweepstake action at Thurles on Saturday where the Skywalker Farloe @ Stud A4 525 Yard Bitch Stake took centre stage with a brace of impressive semi-final winners but it was reserve Moanteen Nadia who went fastest when taking full advantage of her reprieve in a powerful winning display.


MOLLY MAKES NO MISTAKE IN LIFFORD FINAL

Paul Cooney

The Track Lotto A5 575 Yard Stake Final was the feature event on the Saturday programme at Lifford and saw Johnny & Rory Duffy’s Alberto Molly (Alberta Blue-Lolos Beauty) confirm her superiority, following a fastest semi win, to complete a polished performance in emphatic style.


KERRY LEADS THE WAY IN WARM BERMINGHAM HOOPER DOLAN AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

The opening round heats of the 2018 Bermingham Hooper Dolan A1 600 Yard Stake were the feature amidst competitive sweepstake action at Limerick on Saturday where Mary & Miles Kearney’s Clounbrane Kerry (Droopys Jet-Saleen Kerry) set the first round standard in a dominant debut over the trip.