'Master Conor will be hot favourite for final
Published 28/05/2016 | 00:00
The semi-finals of the Track Supporters' A4/5 Stake with a fine first prize of €1,650 were run on Monday night.
The first semi saw 'Tomahurra Cloud' lead up from trap six, however down to the third bend trap one runner 'Codars Runaway' came through to lead and went on to beat the running on 'God Save Ya' by four lengths in a time of 29.26. 'Tomahurra' got the all-important third qualifying spot.
The second semi saw a very clearcut victory from 'Master Conor' who flew from the traps to lead and put the contest to bed very quickly, racing home nine lengths clear of 'Ballycowen Ann' who was a length ahead of dead heaters 'Town Mystery' and 'Town Belle'.
Belle went through to this week's final. The winning time was a quick 28.74 and Conor will be hot favourite after drawing trap four again in the final.
Thursday night's meeting was a fundraiser in aid of Bree United F.C. and the weather came up trumps. The fine evening drew a very large crowd who enjoyed a good night's racing.
Some nice runs were recorded and the quickest of these was in race seven when 'Elite Sammy' showed good early pace to lead and went on to record a very good 28.73, a career best, and his fourth win from twelve starts.
Race eight saw 'Strictly Private' record his second win in four days as he impressed on the Monday night when recording 28.98, and then he turned out again in this A1 to record an even faster 28.88. He had to battle past early leader 'Battledown' down to the third bend before going on to score snugly in the end, his eighth win from 28 starts.
There was an extra meeting on Saturday week and there was a huge crowd in attendance for the Michael Foley bursary fund and Enniscorthy Rugby Club event. A great night was had by all.
May 16 results - Race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A7/A8 525: 1, Go Pixie (owner, John Kavanagh, Inglewood, Enniscorthy), 29.64; 2, Carrigoe Duke, 29.71.
Race two, A6 525: 1, Metric Matt (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalstown), 29.55; 2, Safe As Houses, 29.79.
Race three, The Trackside Diner A5 525: 1, Karlow Billy (owners, WKC syndicate, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow), 29.94; 2, Metric Buley, 29.96.
Race four, A4 525: 1, Nut Job (res. K; owner, Frances Gleeson,Gorey), 29.36; 2, Me Hook On, 29.57.
Race five, The Track Supporters' Club A4/A5 525 semi-final: 1, Codars Runaway (owner, Dara O'Connor, Enniscorthy), 29.26; 2, God Save Ya, 29.54.
Race six, A4/A5 525 semi-final: 1, Master Conor (owner, Philip Hore, Wexford; trainer, Nick Turner, Barntown), 28.74; 2, Ballycowen Ann, 29.37.
Race seven, The Track Bar A1/A2 525: 1, Strictly Private (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 28.98; 2, Willmount Jewell, 29.08.
Race eight, May A5 575: 1, Marwood Angel (owner, Teresa Codd, Woodlands, Enniscorthy), 31.91; 2, Bubba Maggie, 32.26.
May 19 - Race one, The Custom Electric A7 525: 1, Indian Lover (owner, Nora Dobbs, Enniscorthy), 29.03; 2, Forethemarlhole, 29.20.
Race two, The Ryan's Galbally A6 525: 1, Hungerofthepine (owner, Gareth Whelan, Co. Wexford), 29.34; 2, Joseph Said, 29.58.
Race three, The Model County Hygiene Supplies A5 525: 1, Golden Rebel (owners, Raymond Sullivan and William Marlin, Foulksmills), 29.78; 2, Kuda Jackdaw, 29.85.
Race four, The Leisure Max A4 525: 1, Karlow Crean (owners, WKC syndicate, c/o Henry Kelly, Co. Carlow), 29.08; 2, Sir Kirby, 29.81.
Race five, The Ger Cullen A4 525: 1, Sion For Blaze (owner, John Kehoe, Clonroche), 29.29; 2, Free Eagle, 29.30.
Race six, The Diskin Design A3 525: 1, Except Change (owner, Frances Kent, Co. Wexford), 29.11; 2, Call Him Timmy, 29.32.
Race seven, The J.P. Murphy Bros. A2 525: 1, Elite Sammy (owner, Patrick Roban, Enniscorthy), 28.73; 2, Ballymurn Royal, 28.90.
Race eight, The Green Biofuels Ireland Ltd A1 525: 1, Strictly Private (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 28.88; 2, Battledown, 29.09.
Race nine, The Tobyco A3 575: 1, Bees Honey (owner, Pat Cleary, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary), 31.71; 2, Karlow Snapper, 31.88.