Tuesday 19 November 2019

Brilliant Wolfe leaves his rivals for dust

'If he continues to perform as he did on Saturday, he will be very difficult to stop' (stock photo)
'If he continues to perform as he did on Saturday, he will be very difficult to stop' (stock photo)

Ian Fortune

Wolfe was the star of proceedings at Limerick on Saturday as he posted a fastest-of-the-night 29.41 on his way to a facile second-round victory in the Friends of Limerick Irish St Leger.

The son of Tyrur Big Mike, who has been among the fastest in training for much of his career, deserves to win a major competition and, given the way he handles Limerick, he may never have a better chance to record a classic win.

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If he continues to perform as he did on Saturday, he will be very difficult to stop. The Graham Holland-trained star flashed from trap two to leave some hugely talented rivals, including the English Derby winner Priceless Blake, in his dust.

Lemon Ozzy and Run Happy were next fastest. The former won the opening heat, clearing the turn to make virtually all in 29.68, while the Pat Buckley-trained Run Happy clocked the same time when making every inch to contain the late charge of Murts Boher.

Buckley later completed a double, with Deadly Storm leading throughout to hold the persistent challenge of Ardfert Rooster by a length in 29.84. Cash Is King took the penultimate heat, outstaying Music Toour Ears to win by three lengths in 29.69, while Laughil Josh never saw a rival in the final heat, coming home in 29.75.

Rosbirr Ranger defended his Fair Warrior crown at Mullingar on Saturday as he produced a professional display. The son of Paradise Madison raced to a two-and-a-half-length victory over Knockalton Guy in 21.66.

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