Wednesday 17 July 2019

Ashfield Magic leads way

THE LAST Unraced Stake final was run in the lead-up to Christmas and the Seán Furlong (Wexford town)-owned Ashfield Magic was a convincing winner.

Seizing his opportunity when a gap opened at the first bend, he was on the heels of the leaders and he went through to go after leader Tyford Maeve, taking the lead by the third bend to race to a clear victory in a time of 29.62.

Enniscorthy owner Martin Monaghan had a nice double in races one and two when his Bush Dreamer was an easy winner of the sprint and then Rockside Kev scored to make it a litter double also.

Owner Tommy Woods also finished the year off well, having a double in the week with Lord Diamond on Thursday night and Lord Blue on Monday night rounding off a very good year for the kennel.

John Kavanagh continued his great run also, recording a double when Kingsmill Thrill won the third race on Thursday night and Mango Mars had taken the last race on Monday night to round off a year not to be forgotten for John after his great win in the Laurels in Cork which was of course the highlight.

So another year has passed and Enniscorthy Track has done well overall. Manager Michael Dempsey is hoping to re-open mid-February with trials in January more or less as normal, weather permitting. May all look forward to a prosperous new year where new legislation will be brought in for the betterment of our sport for all stakeholders into the future.

December 15 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy S6/S7 350: 1, Bush Dreamer (owner, Martin Monaghan, Enniscorthy; Archaton Pine-Kiltrea Kiera), 19.39.

Race two, Bet With The Tote A7 525: 1, Rockside Kev (owner, Martin Monaghan, Enniscorthy; Archaton Pine-Kiltrea Kiera), 29.62.

Race three, A6 525: 1, Lord Blue (owner, Tommy Woods, Enniscorthy; Timor Blue-Gorey Comedy Club), 29.29.

Race four, The Barking Buzz A5/A6 575: 1, Hondo Zippy (owner, James Connolly, Enniscorthy; Hondo Black-Blackstone Zippy), 31.83.

Race five, The Seasons Greetings Unraced 525 final: 1, Ashfield Magic (owner, Seán Furlong, Wexford town; Archaton Pine-White Oasis), 29.62.

Race six, The Weekly Buster Draw A5 525: 1, Metric Nikita (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalstown; Rumble Impact-Going Concern), 29.28.

Race seven, The Track Bar A4 550: 1, Alannahs Lady (owners, James Mulligan and Michael Purcell, Wexford; trainer, Anton Butler; Archaton Pine-Ballyfinn Socks), 30.69.

Race eight, The Next Meeting Thursday 18th December A3 525: 1, Mango Mars (owner, Thomas Doyle, Gorey; trainer, John Kavanagh; Nobooth For Gary-Mango Lady), 29.34.

December 18 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A7/A8 525: 1, Mr Smoothie (owner, David Donegan, Co. Wicklow; Hondo Black-China Doll), 29.54.

Race two, Intertrack Betting A5 525: 1, Lochdara Lad (owner, Daniel Whelan, Enniscorthy; Scolari Me Daddy-Ballarue Angela), 29.60.

Race three, A5 575: 1, Kingsmill Thrill (owner, Declan Doyle; trainer, John Kavanagh; Westmead Hawk-Lunar Vacation), 31.99.

Race four, The Weekly Buster Draw A4 525: 1, Stripe Superstar (owner, Ned Freeman, Co. Kilkenny; Droopys Scolari-Slaneyview Weir), 29.70.

Race five, The Happy Christmas A4 575: 1, Lough Maller (owner, Jack Molloy Snr., Waterford; Droopys Vieri-Lough Carra), 31.94.

Race six, The Barking Buzz A3 525: 1, Glenbrien Sparky (owner, Kathleen Stamp; Kinloch Brae-Barnane Breeze), 29.08.

Race seven, Try A Trio A3 550: 1, Lord Diamond (owner, Tommy Woods, Enniscorthy; Droopys Scolari-Prodigy Royal), 30.62.

Race eight, The Track Bar A2 525: 1, Kacys Jacqui (owner, Denise Whelan, Wexford; trainer, Nick Turner; Droopys Maldini-Glynnscross Scot), 29.21.

Race nine, The Next Meeting Thursday 12th February A0/A1 575 1: 1, Kellymount Gem (owner, Eileen Kelly, Co. Carlow; Scolari Me Daddy-Lemon Soul), 31.69.

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