Thursday 18 January 2018

Freeman sprints to success in Shelbourne Park S1 race

WITH ENNISCORTHY closed until February 6, owners have been travelling and with some very nice success. Enniscorthy owner Noel Freeman is having a great run with his fine servant 'Rains Allo' ('Dromna Blue-Delwood Dusty') as he went to Shelbourne Park on Thursday night and ran out a convincing winner of the S1 sprint in a good 19.09 to record his 19th race win and his third straight success.

Both the 525 and sprint come alike to this fine 80-pounder, and Noel will have plenty more winning nights with this fellow.

There was another Enniscorthy win on the card when the Eleanor Turner-owned 'Ketch Up Bell' ('Blackstone Genie-Forest Holly') took the last race of the night over the 750-yard trip, scoring by two lengths in a useful 42.37 to record her 13th career win. She is also proving a good money-spinner for her owner.

There were two nice winners at Harold's Cross also over the Christmas period, firstly when the Paul Ryan (Gorey)-owned 'Tip Top Jess' ('Ace Hi Rumble-Droopys Laura') recorded her fourth race win in a good 29.25 to make it her third win from her last four starts.

Another Gorey win came when the Aodhán and Patrick Doyle (Ashwood)-owned 'Knockduff Lily' took her first win from only her second start. There should be more improvement to come from this novice and her winning time was 30.20.

The Peter and John Nolan (Wexford town)-owned 'Urban Impact' ('Royal Impact-Jaylos Wish') has paid some of the holiday expenses for his owners as he recorded two very nice wins over the Christmas period at Waterford.

He scored just before the holiday in 29.12 and once again on Saturday night when he put his good early pace to fine use to score in a good 28.87.

The Eamon Moore (Barntown)-owned 'Glenbrook Rose' ('Westmead Hawk-Ms. Penny Apple') was also winning for the second time over the holiday period as she took her A3 contest when powering home off the last bend as she had done in her previous start to score going away.

It was her fourth win from seven starts and she looks like she will contest well over farther distances come the spring time.

Unrecorded trials, times and dates at Enniscorthy: Wednesday, January 8, 12 noon to 4 p.m., no booking required; Wednesday, January 15, 12 noon to 4 p.m., and the following two Wednesdays (pre-book as normal).

Official recorded trials: Monday, January 27, 2-3 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.

Wexford People

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