Tuesday 20 February 2018

Razldazl Will and Tibetan Skies find Shelbourne trap three to their liking

The white jacket proved successful in both semi-finals of the Tyrur McGuigan Open 575 at Shelbourne as Razldazl Will and Tibetan Skies scored totally contrasting victories.

In the case of Razldazl Will, it was a success generated by a fast start that saw him lead up from Slip The Genie and Riverside Mary.

When Slip The Genie was in the leader's slipstream out of the second bend she looked a likely winner, but her performance was a little flatter than in recent times.

Instead, it was Gizmo Classic who progressed strongly down the back and he moved second around the bottom bends.

He finished strongly but not sufficiently to overhaul Razldazl Will, which won by half a length in 31.18 and it was then two lengths to Slip The Genie in third.

Razldazl Will is normally handled by Dolores Ruth but he is under the care of Limerick handler Neilus O'Connell while she is away on her working holiday.

When Owen McKenna's Tibetan Skies puts it all together he can be a most exciting tracker and one of those occasions happened in the second semi-final.

He was only fifth at halfway as Stunning Buddy set the gallop from Kokoro.

But, with the front-runners suspect on the stamina front, Tibetan Skies' followers remained hopeful and he duly obliged as he flew up the inside in the straight to win by two lengths from Ringtown Snowy in 31.19 and it was another neck to Kokoro in third.

The final of the Tyrur Big Mike Open 525 served up a thrilling finish with the Graham Holland-trained duo Murralli Junior and Jimmy Boy battling it out, Murralli prevailing by a short head in 28.57.

Pick 6 Jackpot

The Pick 6 Inter Track Jackpot again survived and next Saturday's pool will be guaranteed to a minimum €30,000.

One to note

While litter brother Stunning Buddy doesn't quite see home the 575 trip, Stunning Harvey should have little trouble and could be a revelation when given another chance.

Irish Independent

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