Three Model wins in Waterford
It was a relatively quiet week for Co. Wexford runners, but there was good success at Waterford on Saturday night with three winners from the Model county from five races.
The track was running heavy and to make things worse dense fog caused the abandonment of the remaining five races.
Things got off to a good start as the Brendan Frayne (Wexford town)-owned and trained Honest Suckle came in as reserve and took her chance well.
She showed her usual dash to the bend to lead but was headed down the back by fellow Wexford runner Dollar Bay Bowe.
Honest regained the lead off the last bend to go right away to score by four and a half lengths from the running on Swan Diver in a time of 29.66, .20 slow. Honest was recording her 13th career win on Saturday the 13th!
Race three saw a return to winning ways for Cougar Dawn. Running from trap five, she tracked leader Annacurra Sam to the bend before going head to head down the back.
Annacurra got back in front briefly at the third bend before Cougar came through off the last bend to race to a clearcut win in the end by three and a half lengths for Piercestown owner, trainer and breeder John Murray.
Race four saw the third win of the night when the Laurence Bolton-Lee (Gorey)-owned Longslip Elsa took control of this race at the second bend and went on to score an easy win on only her second start. The time was 30.73, .20 slow.
Enniscorthy is back with trials again as they build up to the start of the new season at the end of the month, weather permitting.