Ballinakil Clare showed that despite her advancing years she is still one of the best bitches around as she ran out a fine winner of the Limerick Oaks Semi-Final this evening.

Following up her victory in the opening round last week, Clare was every bit as impressive again as she recorded a trap to line victory with a thoroughly professional performance. Coming home some three lengths in front she stopped the clock in a quick 28.44, quickest of the two Semi Finals.