The team secured a fantastic five Barking Buzz App Irish St Leger Semi Finalists on a near perfect night at Limerick on Saturday which included three heat winners.
The opening heat went the way of the in form Lenson Blinder as he produced a polished performance to land the contest. Trapping well and leading into the opening turn he cruised along the far side before coming home two and a half lengths in front, stopping the clock in 29.44. The second heat saw Nice Charmer qualify in second spot behind Droopys Neymar. Round the opening couple turns qualification looked a tricky ask but showing good back straight pace he pulled himself into contention hitting the third turn. Running a good bend and showing track craft he found a clear run to gallop his way to the second qualifying spot.
The defending champion, Clonbrien Hero took the honours in the third heat with a fine performance from the seasoned professional. Breaking well he forced his way to the front at the opening turn, clear along the back straight he was in total control of the contest as he came home three lengths in front in 29.74. The team secured the hat-trick of winners with a nice 1-2 in the final heat as Clonbrien Prince led home Totos Park. It was the latter who led into the first bend with Prince at the back of the field. Forcing his way through at the opening turn, Prince turned just behind Totos. A good buckled ensued along the far side where Prince took gained the advantage into the third turn, holding his rails pitch, the powerful galloper pulled away to land the 1-2 in 29.75.
It was a great night’s racing and to secure five qualifiers is testament to the team’s hard work, the draw for the Semi Finals was made after racing and has been split with 2 runners in the first and 3 in the second.
Semi Final 1 – Kilbride Warrior, Totos Park, Crohane Ronnie, Clonbrien Hero (M), Blastoff Jet (M), Urban Jet (W)
Semi Final 2 – Sober Escape, Droopys Neymar, Nice Charmer, Clonbrien Prince, Lenson Blinder, Gurteen Feather