Sunday 9 December 2018

'Clonbrien' double in Leger

Graham Holland didn't manage to do the clean sweep in the quarter-finals of the Barking Buzz Irish St Leger at Limerick on Saturday but he achieved the next best thing as his five runners all made it through and he turned out the winners of three heats. (stock picture)
Graham Holland didn't manage to do the clean sweep in the quarter-finals of the Barking Buzz Irish St Leger at Limerick on Saturday but he achieved the next best thing as his five runners all made it through and he turned out the winners of three heats. (stock picture)

Michael Fortune

Graham Holland didn't manage to do the clean sweep in the quarter-finals of the Barking Buzz Irish St Leger at Limerick on Saturday but he achieved the next best thing as his five runners all made it through and he turned out the winners of three heats.

Lenson Blinder was the star performer as he flew out of traps in the first heat and won by two-and-a-half lengths from Kilbride Warrior in 29.44.

Defending champion Clonbrien Hero kept the double dream alive as he led all in the third heat for a three-length margin over Crohane Ronnie in 29.74. Clonbrien Prince gave the Murphys double strength as he came from last in the final heat and won by two-and-a-half lengths from Totos Park in 29.73. The other heat was won by Pat Buckley's Droopys Neymar from Nice Charmer in 29.72.

The Chris Delaney-trained Rosbirr Ranger justified favouritism when winning the final of the Agri Stores Fair Warrior Sprint at Mullingar as he won by two-and-a-half lengths from Lugs Branno in a flying 21.27.

Vancouver was on the mark in the Fennelly Memorial Stake at Curraheen where she won by a length from Droopys Saga in 28.15.

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