Another brilliant night of racing at Shelbourne Park saw Skywalker Pearl make all in Heat 2 of the Christmas Oaks on her return to competitive action. She burst from boxes and was looked comfortable as she took victory in a fast 28.46. This was quickly followed up with Rural Maui continuing her rich vein of form as she took Heat 3. Battling with the inside runner for superiority she was always just edging the contest and went on to score by a length in 28.60.

The quick kennel hat-trick was completed whenΒ Ballydoyle Honey once again left the Shelbourne Park crowd in amazement as she took victory in Heat 4. Despite being short odds she looked to be in huge trouble when stumbling along the back straight which saw her shuffled back to 4th spot. A breathtaking burst of pace from the 4th bend saw her accelerate and get up on the line to progress to the next round.

Other qualifiers on the night were Hovex Princess who finished 3rd in Heat 5 and Sidarian Nell who goes through from Heat 3.