The team landed a fantastic four timer at Shelbourne on Friday evening which saw us claim a Stake Winner and also a new Track Record!
Riverside Honey produced a scintillating run over the gruelling 1025yrd trip to smash the clock, and set new figures of 58.11 for the extreme distance, in the opening round of the Shelbourne Marathon Open 1025. It was a special display of marathon running from the daughter of Kinloch Brae and Ballydoyle Honey. Breaking fast from trap five, she set a blistering pace from the start, posting a rapid 28.40 for the opening lap split. Despite the others giving chase, Honey continued to gallop along out front, looking comfortable throughout, she pulled further and further clear on the second circuit. The R-T and C Syndicate (Rachel, Timmy & Chris!) owned lady crossed the line thirteen lengths clear in 58.11, taking a huge 23 spots off the previous best set by last year’s competition winner, Ballykett Beauty.
Black Parachute, on the back of a superb 28.23 victory in the semi-finals, was an impressive seven and half length winner of the Upcoming Events A1 525 Final.
The son of Top Honcho and Ballydoyle Honey justified favouritism in the ring as he produced a powerful performance for owners the Howson Holder McMunn Sherratt Syndicate. Turning second to the early leader Come On Sid, he tracked menacingly along the far side before forging to the front at the third turn. Here on in he poured on the style to stretch further away with every stride to land the honors.
On the supporting card, Timaru Walker had got the team off to the perfect start as he set the standard in the Barking Buzz App A2 525 opening round heats with a very good 28.46. Leading early he took them along at a good pace before crossing the line four and a half lengths in front for owner James Casey. Doolin Prince came in as a reserve in the Global Home Improvements AA0/A0 525 for owners The Mad As Hatters Syndicate. Turning in 4th spot along the far side he showed good pace to get up the inside of the field heading into the 3rd turn. Closing on the leader round the turns, he powered to the line to take victory by a length in 28.77.