Fion in flying form

Feature event won in superb style

Published 19/11/2016 | 00:00

Ballinclare Fion with racing manager Michael Dempsey, Philip Moorehead (owner), Aislinn McCann, Nick Hammond (sponsor), Eilish McCann and Pat Furlong
Ballinclare Fion with racing manager Michael Dempsey, Philip Moorehead (owner), Aislinn McCann, Nick Hammond (sponsor), Eilish McCann and Pat Furlong
Tim Looby, Damien Kennedy and John Morrissey attended Thursday's final
Mary O'Rourke, Mary O'Hanlon and Geraldine O'Donoghue relaxing between races

The feature event at Enniscorthy Dog Track last Thursday was the final of the Soltherm External Insulation A2/3 Stake, and it was won in great style by Ballinclare Fion.

Going through the stake unbeaten, his win this time was probably his best, having to overcome the tricky trap six draw. At trap rise it was as expected trap three runner Good Ability who led up to the corner as the well-drawn Coyote Sea slipped into second spot.

Ballinclare went up on the outside with several runners on his inside, and he ran right around them to go quickly into third spot. He was soon challenging Coyote for second behind the pace-setting Good Ability, and as they approached the final bend the leader tracked towards the outside and Ballinclare tracked nicely, cutting inside him to challenge with Coyote sticking to his favoured inside line.

The battle was to the winning line, with Ballinclare proving the stronger and recording a very deserved success to complete his fourth straight win for owner Aislinn McCann from Gorey.

Coyote Sea battled on for second, with Good Ability settling for third spot. The winning time was 29.05, a super run from the winner considering his position at the first bend. He is clearly a dog on the upgrade.

Monday, November 7 - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A7/A8 525: 1, Rowestown Becky (owner, Maurice Reynolds, Barntown), 29.56; 2, Wilmars Joey, 29.84.

Race two, Happy 70th Birthday Eddie Sheridan A5/A6 525: 1, Willmount Daisy (owner, Oliver McGrath, Castlebridge), 29.74; 2, Go Pixie, 29.75.

Race three, The Speedrite A4 525 round one, heat one: 1, Tomorrows Seán (owner, Caroline Byrne, Tomhaggard), 29.56; 2, Dark Stone, 29.63.

Race four, round one, heat two: 1, Piercestown Anna (owner, Seamus Whelan, Piercestown), 29.20; 2, Cosy Scolari, 29.30.

Race five, round one, heat three: 1, Ashfield Josie (owner, Vincent Morris, Rosslare Harbour), 29.26; 2, Tagalong Hylandr, 29.50.

Race six, round one, heat four: 1, Strictly Pet (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 29.16; 2, Our Little Dolly, 29.30.

Race seven, round one, heat five: 1, Daniels Dream (owners, The Four Pioneers syndicate, Poleshone), 29.38; 2, Tagalong Dicey, 29.48.

Race eight, round one, heat six: 1, Piercestown Mór (owner, Seamus Whelan, Piercestown), 29.44; 2, Avas Friend, 29.61.

Thursday, November 10 - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A7/A8 525: 1, Bobs Bolt (owners, Paul Miller and Gareth Cahill, Enniscorthy), 29.90; 2, Carrigoe Brandy, 30.63.

Race two, A5 525: 1, St. Mullins Daisy (owner, Patrick Mullett, Borris, Co. Carlow), 29.33; 2, Max Be Slick, 29.40.

Race three, www.igb.ie A3 525: 1, Duffry Gate Pat (owner, Alex Cooney, Enniscorthy), 29.51; 2, Womens Champ, 29.72.

Race four, The Jimmy Buckley in Concert A3 525: 1, Ado Foley (owner, Thomas Foley, Co. Wicklow), 29.08; 2, Vaz Te, 29.36.

Race five, The Trackside Diner A2 525: 1, Strictly Buster (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 28.89; 2, Stripe Mary, 28.96.

Race six, Soltherm External Insulation A2/A3 525 final: 1, Ballinclare Fion (owner, Aislinn McCann, Gorey), 28.95; 2, Coyote Sea, 29.05.

Race seven, The Track Bar A1 550: 1, Tagalong Roy (owners, John Codd and Diana Brodie, Enniscorthy), 30.41; 2, Ballinamona Star, 30.62.

Race eight, November A3 575: 1, Karlow Turbo (owners, Henry Kelly and Seamus Brennan, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow), 30.37; 2, Elusive Star, 30.86.

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