Piercestown name among bright lights
There was a big crowd in attendance for the first Unraced Stake of the season at Enniscorthy, and some stand-out performances were witnessed from the eight first round heats.
There is no getting away from the Piercestown runners at the moment, and in heat eight Piercestown Nial overcame his trap six box to motor past leader O'Briens Hawk down the back straight to race home a clear eight lengths ahead of the latter in a fast 28.91.
Heat three saw Piercestown Home lead and run out seven and a half lengths too good from Jessie's Black in a time of 29 seconds.
Waterford trainer William Finn also recorded a fine double when firstly Station Light took heat four by nine and a half lengths in a time of 28.98 , and then in heat six Station Star was very impressive as he strode to a clear eleven lengths win in a very fast 28.61. The second round continues this week and some fast runs are expected.
This Thursday night features the A5/6 600 yards final, and Willies Anto and Metric Minnie have come to the fore as the leading fancies to battle it out after two good wins in their semi-finals.
The trap draw is: 1, Willies Anto; 2, Oakfront Miller; 3, Metric Minnie; 4, Nametab Twista; 5, Leigh Oslo; 6, Babbie Helen.
March 9 results - race one, Superior Product @ Stud Open Unraced 525 round one, heat one: 1, Swift Painter (owner, Ian Greeves, Co. Kildare; trainer, Robert G. Gleeson; Vans Escalade-Swift Static), 28.75.
Race two, Superior Product @ Stud Open Unraced 525 round one, heat two: 1, Airmount Kiwi (owner, Gerald Kiely, Ferrybank, Waterford; Head Bound-Airmount Pearl), 29.45.
Race three, Superior Product @ Stud Open Unraced 525 round one, heat three: 1, Piercestown Home (owners, Seamus Whelan and Ronald Shinkwin; trainer, John Kavanagh; Piercestown Sand-Piercestown Pet), 29.00.
Race four, Superior Product @ Stud Open Unraced 525 round one, heat four: 1, Station Light (owner, Liam Kelly; trainer, William Finn, Waterford; Droopys Scolari-Chin Gach Gook), 28.98.
Race five, Superior Product @ Stud Open Unraced 525 round one, heat five: 1, Vinegarhill View (owner, Pat Hyland, Enniscorthy; Kinloch Brae-Minister Hill), 29.65.
Race six, Superior Product @ Stud Open Unraced 525 round one, heat six: 1, Station Star (owner, Liam Kelly, Co. Kilkenny; trainer, William Finn; Droopys Scolari-Chin Gach Gook), 28.61.
Race seven, Superior Product @ Stud Open Unraced 525 round one, heat seven: 1, Lochdara Binx (owner, Daniel Whelan, Enniscorthy; Droopys Scolari-Forest Maid), 29.17.
Race eight, Superior Product @ Stud Open Unraced 525 round one, heat eight: 1, Piercestown Nial (owners, Seamus Whelan and Ronald Shinkwin; Piercestown Sand-Piercestown Ping), 28.91.
March 12 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy S3/S4 350: 1, All About Now (owners, Philip Moorhead and Nick Hammond, Enniscorthy; trainer, Brian Madigan; Westmead Hawk-Molly Eile), 19.31.
Race two, Intertrack Betting A6 525: 1, Tycoon Dixie (owners, Raymond O'Sullivan and William Marlin, Foulksmills; Tubbertelly Dubh-Kiltrea Lucy), 29.41.
Race three, The Enniscorthy Track A5/A6 600 semi-final: 1, Metric Minnie (owner, Pauline Byrne, Enniscorthy; Ace Hi Rumble-Metric Daisy), 33.19.
Race four, The Enniscorthy Track A5/A6 600 semi-final: 1, Willies Anto (owner, William Robinson, Wexford town; trainer, Nick Turner; Crash-Belesker Kate), 33.13.
Race five, www.igb.ie A4 525: 1, Mango Mars (owner, Thomas Doyle, Gorey; trainer, John Kavanagh; Nobooth For Gary-Mango Lady), 28.97.
Race six, The Barking Buzz A5 525: 1, Mulrankin Sam (owner, Thomas Byrne, Tomhaggard; Rustys Coyote-All At Sea), 29.57.
Race seven, Unrecorded Trials Wednesday and Friday A3 525: 1, Kuda Road (owner, Peter Fitzgerald, Waterford; College Causeway-Catsrock Molly), 29.43.
Race eight, The Track Bar A4 525: 1, Metric Mocha (owner, Pauline Byrne, Enniscorthy; trainer, John Kavanagh; Ace Hi Rumble-Metric Daisy), 29.16.
Race nine, The Next Meeting Monday 16th March A2 525: 1, Foxglove Hippy (owner, Denis Kehoe; trainer, Jacqueline McCann, Enniscorthy; Ace Hi Rumble-Foxglove Way), 29.23.