One win and few misses for Turner
WEXFORD TRAINER Nick Turner had a few near misses over the weekend at Waterford but did get another good win with the very consistent 'Kacys Blu' ('Ace Hi Rumble-Springmount Chat') who was recording his fourth race win from five starts when taking race four on Friday night last in a time of 29.35.
Owner Denise Whelan is enjoying a good winning run and 'Kacys' put his good early pace to use when leading and holding out well.
Race seven on the card was the A2 semi-final, and the Peter and John Nolan (Wexford)-owned 'Urban Impact' ('Royal Impact-Jaylos Wish') was another to use his early pace to settle things, running out a nice 29.06 winner. He will line up for next week's final with a good chance of success on the all finals night, the Saturday night in aid of Down Syndrome.
The Richard Walsh Snr. kennel is in good form of late and he picked off another good win on Saturday night when his 'Bamboo' ('Collage Causeway-Mt Leinster Kate'), who is showing liking for the extended trip, took the second semi-final of the 730 Yards Stake in good style in a good time of 40.83. He is another that will line up for this final on next week's big final night.
Ferns trainer Brendan Murphy is getting his string into form of late and got a good win at Newbridge on Saturday night when the Rag and Bone Syndicate's 'Jayos Pride' ('Kinloch Brae-Lillywhite Blue') got back to winning ways in the A1/2 race, leading and holding on well to score by three-quarters of a lengths in 29.19, his seventh race win.
Piercestown trainer Ronnie Shinkwin recorded his second double in consecutive weeks at Enniscorthy track when firstly 'Piercestown Lady' ('Westmead Hawk-Piercestown Ping'), whom he jointly owns with 'Shanks' Whelan, scored.
Then the in-form 'Rally On Diva' ('Archaton Pine-Winning Spirit') recorded her 13th career win when taking the A2 race in a good 29.13 -10 slow. The Keep The Faith Syndicate are having no problem doing that of late.
The form was franked earlier when the Eugene Dempsey (Castlebridge)-owned 'Skyview Blue', who was just beaten by 'Diva' last week, skated home in race six, an A3, by three and a half lengths in 29.30 -10 slow.
Owner Kathleen Stamp kept up her good run with yet another win on Tuesday night last at Harold's Cross when her 'Glenbrien Spirit' ('Makeshift-Calling Molly') recorded the fastest run of the night when romping home by five lengths in a good 29 seconds flat.