Noel Ryan, sponsor, making the presentation to connections of Ballintee Annie after she won the Noel Ryan Tree Surgeon Munster Oaks Final at Kilcohan Park recently. Photo: Deisepix.
Kilcohan Park – Friday September 16th
Not for the first time at this venue the lucky last provided the fastest winner on view with the Roy Ellis and Michael Connolly owned Airmount Diver 6/4 doing the business in a career best 28.68. Getting the better of an early duel with Rathbally Tank ‘Airmount’ quickly put this race to bed easing his way clear for a three lengths defeat of Glenbervie Anne.
Race 1, A4 525: Bigwood Kelly and Peske Lady locked horns for over half of the standard trip. The Mrs W A Prince owned and Peter Cronin trained Peske Lady 2/1 took control of matters in the final quarter however staying on strongly to deny ‘Bigwood’ by four lengths in a smart 28.92.
Race 2, A5 525: Making sound use of his early pace the Tom Coogan owned Daddy Said 4/1 made practically every yard of the running to score in 28.97. Wallys Queen finished best of the rest but was six and a half lengths in arrears of ‘Daddy’ at the winning line.
Race 3, A8/A9 525: Diamond Abbey and Drealistown Mama dominated this contest from the outset. Owned by Vincent Morris ‘Diamond’ 6/4 gradually gained the upper hand before racing on to a two and a half lengths victory in a career best 29.25.
Race 4, A4 525: The Catherine Tuohy owned Whiteys Diamond 2/1 to 4/6 was the best backed runner here and duly delivered in 29.08. Outpacing her rivals in every department ‘Whiteys’ was never in any danger of losing out coming home five and a half lengths clear of Bing Annie who got the better of Maglass Diva for the runner up spot.
Race 5, S5/S6 325: Jen Jen Sky and Minglers Merry matched strides in the early stages of this two-bender. When ‘Minglers’ came wide into the home stretch the Michael Murphy owned ‘Jen’ 2/1 kicked clear to run out a cosy three and a half lengths winner over Carrigoe Larry in 18.02.
Race 6, A7 525: Travado broke smartly but the winner Kingsmill Stride 6/4 was always in a good position to strike. Taking over in the lead on the back stretch the John Roche owned Kingsmill Stride encountered little difficulty in running out a three and a half lengths winner over Lyre Rose in 29.11.
Race 7, A6 525: Classic Rose was never out of the first three in this four-bender. Minglers Pele cut an early dash over Forge Pete but it was the Trevor Power owned and Jimmy Power trained Classic Rose 2/1 who produced the superior burst of finishing pace to come through for a two and a half lengths defeat of ‘Minglers’ in 29.35.
Race 8, A3 525: See introduction.
Going rating. Standard.