Persistence pays off as 'Salute Him' wins
HAROLD'S CROSS on Monday of last week saw the Nicholas White-owned 'Salute Him' score a well-deserved victory in heat one of the early week Bistro Tri-distance A4, breaking well from traps and going on to score in a good 29.28.
When I say well-deserved, this fellow has finished runner-up in his previous three starts so he wasn't winning out of turn and is by 'Nobooth For GaryDroopys Oaks'.
Indeed, it's been a good week for the stud as on Thursday night last at Enniscorthy, 'Elite Hatchy', owned by Malo and Padge Roban (Enniscorthy), broke well and ran on well to hold favourite 'Pavlovas Rosa' to win the W.G.O.A.B. A3 final of €1,200 in 29.17.
'Nobooth For Gary' has had over 100 winners now and is represented in the Mccalmont Cup at Kilkenny track on Friday next by 'Stage Gold Gary'.
The final of the N1/2 Nobooth For Gary Unraced Stake will be run this Saturday night at Waterford track and there will be two Wexford contenders - 'Archaton Impact' owned by David Jordan and 'Pinewood Kim' owned by Eamonn Moore. Well done to Lar Sutton for sponsoring these unraced bitch stakes which are proving a great success.
Other good Wexford winners included 'Droopys Chris' ('Droopys KewellDroopys Darlene') who did well to hold another wexford runner, 'Archaton Legend', by two lengths in 28.74. 'Telex Boss' took the A3 race when showing good early form to lead and score a nice win in 28.89 for owner Leanne Butler. Trained by Anton Butler, this son of 'Royal Impact-dubai Regent' is proving a good moneyspinner.
The Piercestown kennels were on the mark again on Thursday night last, recording a nice double when brothers 'Piercestown Liam', owned by Sharon Shinkwin, and 'Buzz', owned by 'Shanks' Whelan, were good winners.
'Liam' was winning for the fourth time when taking the fourth race, an A2, in 29.17. Then 'Buzz' took the sixth race to record his sixth win. These sons of 'Royalimpact-great Plan' look to have plenty more winning nights ahead of them.