Double delight for Harry
The second round of the Enniscorthy Leger was the feature on Thursday's card, and this week's semi-finals will be very competitive by all accounts.
Foulksmills trainer Harry Seery had a good night, recording a nice double. Firstly in heat one, General Idea owned by his brother, Seamus, made good use of his opportunity from his trap one draw to hold the inside line into the first bend. And it was to prove decisive as he went away to score well by two lengths from the strong-finishing Piercestown Club who was somewhat unlucky after being caught up in barging at the first bend earlier. The time was 29.02.
Heat two saw Harry's own Coyote Sea use his good start to lead around the first bend before running on well to record his seventh career win in 29.13.
Heat three saw a finish of necks and the first three flashed over the line together. Reserve I Kacys Blu set the pace early, however he was strongly challenged on the run to the line and Balllinaboola Ace, recording his third win from four starts, got up to beat the latter, with Luminous Rock finishing well to grab the third qualifying spot. The time was 29.14.
Heat four went to Skyview Blue who was recording his 17th race win when returning to something like his best, leading into the bend and running on strongly to hold the game effort of the lightly-raced Morton Volare by two and a half lengths in a best of round 28.90. Owner Eugene Dempsey (Castlebridge) is getting great enjoyment from this fellow who has put himself very much to the fore for outright honours .
The line-up is as follows - the Enniscorthy St. Leger A2/A3 525 semi-final one: trap one, Coyote Sea; trap two, Knight Bite; trap three, Luminous Rock; trap four, Moreton Volare; trap five, Baggerman; trap six, Kacys Blu.
The Enniscorthy St. Leger A2/A3 525 semi-Final two: trap one, Ashwood Laramie; trap two, Skyview Blue; trap three, General Idea; trap four, Piercestown Club; trap five, Heisenburg; trap six, Ballinaboola Ace.
April 16 results - race one, the Whelan's Bar Campile A4 525 round one, heat one: 1, Lord Whynot (owner, Tommy Woods, Enniscorthy; Duke Special-Whitefort Kate), 29.21.
Race two, the Whelan's Bar Campile A4 525 round one, heat two: 1, Kingsmill Disco (owner, Joe Devlin, Wexford town; Crash-Kingsmill Aine), 29.32.
Race three, the Whelan's Bar Campile A4 525 round one, heat three: 1, Mikeys Way (owner Michael Whelan, Enniscorthy; Forest Master-Jacquelines Lost), 28.94.
Race four, the Whelan's Bar Campile A4 525 round one, heat four: 1, Vinegarhill Rock (owner, George Roche, Barntown); Kinloch Brae-Minister Hill), 29.16.
Race five, the Enniscorthy St. Leger A2/A3 525 round two, heat one: 1, General Idea (owner, Seamus Seery, Wexford town; trainer, Harry Seery; Tubbertelly Dubh-Droopys Addie), 29.02.
Race six, the Enniscorthy St. Leger A2/A3 525 round two, heat two: 1, Coyote Sea (owner, Harry Seery, Foulksmills; Rustys Coyote-All At Sea), 29.13.
Race seven, the Enniscorthy St. Leger A2/A3 525 round two, heat three: 1, Ballinaboola Ace (owner, Niamh Murphy, Ballinaboola; Ace Hi Rumble- Piercestown West), 29.14.
Race eight, the Enniscorthy St. Leger A2/A3 525 round two, heat four: 1, Skyview Blue (owner Eugene Dempsey, Castlebridge; Archaton Pine-Vintage Kewell), 28.90.
Race nine, Next Meeting Monday 20th April A1 525: 1, Kiltrea Róisín (owner, John Doyle, Kiltrea; Kiltrea Kev-Kiltrea Ally), 28.92.
April 13 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy S4/S5 350: 1, Father Ned (owners, The Ketch Up syndicate, Wexford; Forest Master-Vintage Kewell), 19.01.
Race two, www.igb.ie A8/A9 525: 1, Cosy Scolari (owner, Helen Toft, Murrintown; Scolari Me Daddy-Insane Bolt), 29.11.
Race three, the Wexford Goodies A6 525 round one, heat one: 1, Barro Barney (owner, Gerard Gahan, Co. Kilkenny; Droopys Scolari- Barro Babe), 29.42.
Race four, the Wexford Goodies A6 525 round one, heat two: 1, Kingsmill Niamh (owner, Aidan Roche, Barntown; Kingsmill Messi-Daroma Niamh), 29.19.
Race five, the Wexford Goodies A6 525 round one, heat three: 1, Mango Gary (owner, Thomas Doyle, Gorey; trainer, John Kavanagh; Nobooth For Gary-Mango Lady), 29.99.
Race six, the Wexford Goodies A6 525 round one, heat four: 1, Toker Lark (owner, Phil Lynch, New Ross; Slip The Lark-Toker Island), 29.72.
Race seven, The Track Bar A4 525: 1, None So Hardy (owner, John Simpson, Co. Wicklow; Premier Fantasy-Tyrur Joleen), 29.86.
Race eight, the Next Meeting Thursday 16th April A4 575: 1, Everlast Floyd (owner, Fergus Turner, Enniscorthy; Everlast Lee-Garrymore May), 32.14.
The A.G.M. of the G.R.I.I. will take place tonight (Tuesday, April 21) at 8 p.m. in the Hotel Minella, Clonmel. We ask that all our members attend this important meeting and new members are welcome.
This is your opportunity to get fully up to date on latest developments. We are delighted to say that Hilary Forde, director of racing governance and compliance with the I.G.B., has agreed to attend the meeting so this is your chance to meet this lady and have any questions you may have answered.