After a series of superb performances through the Michael Fortune Memorial Derby Plate, Blue East produced yet another foot-perfect effort to claim the €5,000 prize for Graham Holland and Larry O’Rourke.
From the outset it was clear Blue East (Droopy Jet/ Lemon Bolt) was on his way to victory. He flew from the inside box and quickly built a clear lead over his kennel companion Clonbrien Prince. Manuka Man turned third and the order never altered.
Maintaining a tremendous gallop throughout, Blue East ran out a thoroughly deserving winner, crossing the line three parts of a length ahead of the staying on Clonbrien Prince in a very quick 29.39.