Joy for Lambstown with fifth win from six races
There was a good card on offer last Thursday night and some notable performances are worth a mention.
The final of the Showgrounds A3 Stake saw the John Kelly-owned and trained Lambstown Joy record his fifth win from six outings when again showing good early pace to take control at the first bend and go away from his field for a comfortable win in 29.36.
Race two saw Sleedagh Mac return to winning ways having ran well the previous week when runner-up. He made no mistake this time when flying from traps to lead and he went on to score in 29.15.
The Bridget O'Connor-owned Margo's Runaway was a good winner of race seven, recording the best of the night run of 28.82.
'Shanks' Whelan also sent out Piercestown Mick in race eight to break the 29-second barrier when recording a good 28.96, and 'Shanks' will also have the semi-final of the Sporting Press Irish Oaks to look forward to this Saturday night at Shelbourne Park as Piercestown Lucy will line up for Thomas Coleman. Piercestown is well drawn in trap two to make a bold bid to reach the classic final.
June 1 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A5 525: 1, Bettyshill Mary (owner, Tommy English, Enniscorthy; Rayvin Giovanni-Bettyshill Lady), 29.61.
Race two, The Track Bar A7/A8 525 semi-final: 1, Norristown Katie (owners, Sawdust syndicate; trainer, Anton Butler; Royal Impact-Ballina Lady), 29.49.
Race three, The Track Bar A7/A8 525 semi-final: 1, Neamstown Sam (owner, John Codd, Enniscorthy; Archaton Pine-Neamstown Velvet), 29.56.
Race four, The June A6 525 semi-final: 1, Metric Caesar (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalstown; Rumble Impact-Metric Daisy), 29.39.
Race five, The June A6 525 semi-final: 1, Hipower Taylor (owner, Phelim Gorman, Co. Carlow; Head Bound-Hipower Bernie), 29.46.
Race six, The Barking Buzz A4 525: 1, Farran Frankie (owner, Nick Turner, Barntown; Westmead Hawk-Farran Tina), 29.18.
Race seven, Unrecorded Trials Wednesday and Friday A3 525: 1, Bound To Tell (owners, Jimmy Flynn and Noel Ryan, Waterford; trainer, Maria Byrne; Head Bound-Eyepad), 29.31.
Race eight, The Next Meeting Thursday 4th June A3 575: 1, Leigh Oslo (owner, Philip Coleman, Co. Wexford; Burnpark Champ-Boomtown Exile), 31.67.
June 4 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy S2/S3 350: 1, Telex Hawk (owners, Anton and Tony Butler, Coolballow; Westmead Hawk-Piercestown Ping), 19.21.
Race two, Intertrack Betting A6 525: 1, Sleedagh Mac (owner, Kevin O'Gorman, Sleedagh; Forest Master-Forest Heidi), 29.15.
Race three, The Bet With The Tote A5 575: 1, Gimme Moll (owner, Timothy Looby, Co. Wexford; Blonde Snapper-Gimme Lucy), 31.95.
Race four, The Barking Buzz A4 525: 1, Shaneshill (owners, Cormac and Eddie Doyle, Enniscorthy; trainer, Thomas Codd; Makeshift-Blackstone Zippy), 29.34.
Race five, The Showgrounds A3 525 final: 1, Lambstown Joy (owner, John Kelly, Glynn; Lenson Bolt-Hi Fi Classic), 29.36.
Race six, Unrecorded Trials Wednesday and Friday A3 525: 1, Papa Duke (owner, Maurice Reynolds, Barntown; Kinloch Brae-Coolavanny Key), 29.19.
Race seven, www.igb.ie A2 525: 1, Margos Runaway (owner, Bridget O'Connor, Enniscorthy; Burnpark Champ-Clean Sweep), 28.82.
Race eight, The Track Bar A0/A1 525: 1, Piercestown Mick (owners, Seamus Whelan and Ronald Shinkwin Jnr., Piercestown; Droopys Maldini-Piercestown West), 28.96.
Race nine, The Next Meeting Monday 8th June A2 550: 1, Dysert Oisín (owner, Maria Byrne, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary; Crash-Dysert Dainty), 30.33.