Shelbourne victim of weather
Just two races were run at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night before the remainder of the programme was called off due to a combination of a very wet track and a mechanical breakdown.
As a result, the remaining three heats of the Comerford Cakes Puppy Stake will be run next Saturday and the final will then be run on December 22nd. But the entire first round of the Gain Christmas Oaks will take place next Saturday and the final of that valuable competition will be run on December 29th.
Graham Holland won both races on the card and his Riverside Larry was came in at 28.44 in the opening heat of the Comerford Cakes. Droopys Boss and Manuka Man dead-heated for third and Droopys won the toss to qualify for the next round.
Pat Guilfoyle's Skywalker Logan was a sensational first-round winner in the John Slyne Memorial 575 at Curraheen. He led by a length around the opening bend in the third heat, but then raced right away from the field for a thirteen-length margin in 30.89.
St Leger finalist Clonbrien Prince was an easy winner in 31.01 while the other heats went to Our Lovely Tune in 31.52, Tree Top Sally in 31.51 and Enable in 31.62.