Karlow James in control
The Droopys Stud A3 575 was the feature race on Thursday's card at Enniscorthy and there was a very impressive seven and a half length winner when Karlow James by local stud dog Kiltrea Kev put up a superb run of 31.23 to record his seventh and most important career success so far.
Karlow is certainly on the upgrade and the future looks bright over extended trips in the coming months.
The first round of the Speedrite Racer A3 got under way and Piercestown Away went quickest of the four heats when taking heat four, recording his sixth race win in a fast 28.75.
This looks a very competitive stake and this week's semi-finals are expected to be very tightly-contested races.
Thursday, June 25 results - race one, The Roban Financial Open Unraced 525 round one, heat six: 1, Whitefort Mickey (owner, Ursula Neville), 29.14.
Race two, heat seven: 1, Danciabri (owner, Cora Jones, Redcross, Co. Wicklow), 29.34.
Race three, heat eight: 1, Corrinns Dream (owner, Philip O'Brien, Enniscorthy), 29.69.
Race four, The Speedrite Gold Racer A3 525 round one, heat one: 1, Salmon Lad (owners, Orla and Jack Stafford, Tullicanna, Ballymitty; trainer, John Kavanagh, Enniscorthy), 29.07.
Race five, heat two: Kingsmill Daroma (owner, Aidan Roche, Barntown), 28.87.
Race six, The Droopys Stud A3 575 final: 1, Karlow James (owner, Henry Kelly, Bagenalstown; Kiltrea Kev-Kitrea Ally), 31.23.
Race seven, The Talbot Hotel A2 525: 1, Aoifes Prinksie (owner, Cecil Willoughby, Gorey; trainer, Joe Anglim), 28.90.
Race eight, heat three: 1, Dysert Noir (owner, Maria Byrne, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary), 28.79.
Race nine, heat four: 1, Piercestown Away (owners, Seamus Whelan and Ronald Shinkwin Jnr., Drinagh), 28.75.
There was a good attendance on Monday night for the first round of the unraced stake, and local owner John Murphy had a good night by winning two heats.
Yogis Hamstring was first up in heat two and a child's voice was heard shouting out, 'come on Yogi'…brilliant, just what the game is all about.
In heat three then Black Bolger got home to complete the double. Ballinclare Earl was impressive when winning heat four for Eilish McCann (Gorey), and another Gorey owner, Laurence A. Byrne, enjoyed a good win in heat five.
His Alien Ticker was eye-catching when overcoming a poor break and being carried very wide at the first bend before quickly putting the race to bed to score easily in the quickest of the heats, a time of 29.02.
The second round will take place this Thursday night and times are expected to be quick across the boards.
Monday, June 22 results - race one, The Roban Financial Open Unraced 525 round one, heat one: 1, Trapper Barry (owners, Richie Doyle and Terry Rossiter, Wexford; trainer, Anton Butler, Coolballow), 29.58.
Race two, heat two: 1, Yogis Hamstring (owner, John Murphy, Enniscorthy.
Race three, heat three: 1, Black Bolger (owner, John Murphy, Enniscorthy), 29.95.
Race four, heat four: 1, Ballinclare Earl (owner, Eilish McCann, Gorey), 29.51.
Race five, heat five: 1, Alien Ticker (owner, Laurence A. Byrne, Gorey), 29.02.
Race six, The Track Supporters' Club A5/A6 525 semi-final: 1, Bisto Brett (owner, Liam Kavanagh, Co. Wexford), 29.38.
Race seven, A5/A6 525 semi-final: 1, Vinegar Hill View (owner, Pat Hyland, Co. Wexford), 29.13.
Race eight, June A4 525: 1, Shaneshill (owners, Cormac and Eddie Doyle; trainer, Tom Codd, Enniscorthy), 29.43.