Saturday even saw the culmination of the Connolly’s Red Mills Unraced Stake at Curraheen Park which has produced some top class action in recent weeks.
Newinn Lester ran out an impressive winner of the Final with a fine performance of early pace domination.Owned by Shari-Anne O’Donnell, the youngster was sent to traps as the warm favourite. Drawn in his favoured six box he showed his customary early pace. In front at the opening turn, he opened up a healthy advantage down the back straight. Turning for home he wasn’t for catching and crossed the line in 28.52 by three and a half lengths.
Newinn Lester’s only defeat of the competition came in the semi-final when he went down narrowly by a short head, he was consistent throughout the stake and was a worthy winner of the wonderful trophy and prize. Although no plans are set in stone, he will probably get a few weeks off now and could be aimed at the Puppy Derby due to start in September.
Fahrenheit Lor, owned by Lorraine O’Sullivan, made it three wins from four career outings when winning Heat Three of the the Curraheen Park A2 Stake. Showing nice pace into the opening corner, she showed a great turn of foot from halfway building up an unassailable lead. Rounding the final turns she was in total control and cruised home for a nine and a half-length victory from Saleen Brax, in 28.30.
The treble was completed when Mays Buywise got the better of Rockybay Rover in the SIS Racing A0 550. Owned by the Joshua-Syndicate, the youngster produced a brilliant strong running performance in just her fourth race to date. Tracking the early leaders along the far side, she was still some four lengths behind into the final turns, finishing very strongly, she got up to grab victory by half a length, in 29.85.