Thursday saw us head to Shelbourne with 4 youngsters and the more experienced Riverside Charm.
Riverside Shane was first up and having received trouble at the 2nd turn when about to take up the running down the back straight, he ran a solid, determined race to maintain 2nd spot in the A6 Stake Semi-Final and move onto next week’s final. In the other Semi-Final, Cabra Mufasa justified favouritism with the bookmakers when cruising to a 4.5 length victory in a good 28.94. Flashing from the boxes he never looked in danger and moved very smoothly for one so young.
Further down the card, litter mate to Mufasa, Riverside Harry, was every bit as impressive as to his brother. Leading at the opening turn he ran a great 2nd bend before powering down the far side. He went on to score in the A4 by 6 lengths and stopped the clock in a fast 28.85.
Voodoo Magic, another youngster, having only his 2nd race broke the 29.00 marker but went down in second spot by 2.5 lengths. Another superb run for the baby who still looks very green but full of potential.
Last up was Riverside Charm, in a novice 750. Despite running well she came up against a good dog who recorded an open class time on the night. She ran a game race and gave a good account of herself on the evening.
Attention now turns to the Leger at Limerick on Saturday where we have 4 runners on the card. In the Leger Quarter Finals we have Elevenerife, General Wolf and Hawaii Kinsale, whilst Ballymartin Ric looks to follow up his Open Race sprint success when competing in a strong A1 race. Over at Shelbourne we are represented with Cabra Buck, Coran Sky and Coolavanny Pandy.