Salmon Lad leaps to an impressive victory
Despite the dreadful weather a very good crowd attended Thursday night for a very good race card, a fundraising night for Marshalstown-Castledockrell featuring three finals.
Yet the run of the night was that of the John Kavanagh-trained Salmon Lad in race two as he flew from traps to lead and raced to a very impressive victory in a very fast 28.63.
Race three, the Solthern Insulations final, saw favourite Slaneyside Comet justify the odds, coming to the front off the last bend to score going away in a time of 29.41.
The Glenbrien Kennels A4 final saw Mustang Bing break well from trap three and hold all challengers to score a nice win in 29.32.
The feature race, the €2,000 to the winner Roban Financial Open Unraced Stake, saw odds-on favourite Alien Ticker get it right from trap six. He made no mistake, taking up the running turning into the back straight and racing right away to score in a fast 28.86.
Enniscorthy has several fundraising nights over the next number of weeks and large attendances can be expected along with some very good racing.
July 13 results - race one, The Track Supporters' Club A7 525 round one, heat one: 1, College Sunrise (owner, Seamus Begley, Kilrane; Hondo Black-Emmerdale Diva), 29.39.
Race two, heat two: 1, Kiltrea Maura (owner, John Doyle, Kiltrea, Enniscorthy; Westmead Hawk-Kiltrea Ally), 29.76.
Race three, heat three: 1, Skyview Moon (owner, Eugene Dempsey, Castlebridge; Forest Master-Skyview Bound), 29.83.
Race four, The Island Hunt A5 525 semi-final: 1, Kingsmill Thrill (owner, Declan Doyle; trainer, John Kavanagh; Westmead Hawk-Lunar Vacation), 29.36.
Race five, The Island Hunt A5 525 semi-final: 1, Ashfield Magic (owner, Seán Furlong, Wexford town; Archaton Pine-White Oasis), 29.29.
Race six, The Marshalstown-Castledockrell G.A.A. A3 525: 1, Metric Mocha (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalestown; Ace Hi Rumble-Metric Daisy), 29.05.
Race seven, The Ballywalter Farm A4 525 semi-final: 1, Paddock Sjy (owners, Tanya Gardiner and Bernard O'Brien, New Ross; Skywalker Ace-Turbine Terry), 29.17.
Race eight, The Ballywalter Farm A4 525 semi-final: 1, Feed Me Mangos (owner, Kim Knell, Co. Kilkenny; Reagrove Gent-Ontherun Mitzy), 29.49.
July 16 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A5 525: 1, Blighty (owner, Gráinne Wickham, Barntown; Kinloch Brae-Minister Hill), 29.30.
Race two, The Tintern Development Association A1 525: 1, Salmon Lad (owners, Orla and Jack Stafford; trainer, John Kavanagh, Enniscorthy; Droopys Scolari-Quam Celerrime), 28.63.
Race three, The Soltherm Insulation A6 525 final: 1, Slaneyside Comet (owner, Eimear Kehoe, Slaneyside, Enniscorthy; Milldean Panther-Slaneyside Kelly), 29.41.
Race four, The Glenbrien Kennels A4 525 final: 1, Mustang Bing (owners, Vincent Morris and Seán Burke, Rosslare Harbour; David Bale-Mustang Halo), 29.32.
Race five, The Roban Financial Open Unraced 525 final: 1, Alien Ticker (owner, Laurence A. Byrne, Gorey; trainer, Patrick Gordon, Enniscorthy; Rumble Impact-Alien Forest), 28.86.
Race six, The Horse and Hound A2/A3 Tri Distance round one, heat one: 1, Aoifes Prinskie (owner, Cecil Willoughby, Gorey; trainer, Joe Anglim; Thurlesbeg Joker-Sues Sparkle), 28.99.
Race seven, heat two: 1, Swift Painter (owners, The Dubai Club Syndicate (Pam Jumari; trainer, Robert Gleeson; Vans Escalade-Swift Static), 28.79.
Race eight, heat three: 1, Brackenstone Ned (owners, James Mythen and Denis Leacy, Castlebridge; Forest Master-Vintage Kewell), 29.18.
Race nine, heat four: 1, Cashen Warrior (owner, Ian Tierney, Wexford; Cashen Legend-Milldean Madam), 29.59.