Quick-fire double for Lyons and Keane
Boyfriend Brian and Harvey Specter combined to give Ger Lyons and Colin Keane a brace at Bellewstown last evening.
There was a good word for Boyfriend Brian prior to his debut in the opening Auction Maiden for two-year-olds and he was sent off the 5/2 favourite and quickened to the front with well over a furlong to travel.
That superior acceleration sealed matters because his rivals couldn't get near him from that point and he passed the post a comfortable six lengths ahead of Future Frontier.
Harvey Specter also attracted significant market interest in the second race. Backed down from double-figure odds to 6/1, Lyons' charge took the lead off joint-favourite Palmetto Dunes at the furlong pole and stayed on to record a two-and-three-quarter-length verdict.
Ballydoyle's Romanesque knuckled down well in the closing stages of the Anglo Printers Maiden to account for even-money favourite Easy Pass by a couple of lengths.
Nina Carberry rode a confident race on Hostile Fire in the Golden Nugget Casino (QR) Race and drove the Gordon Elliott-trained 7/4 favourite chance out to a comprehensive success.