Skywalker Manner lead home kennel companion Riverside Oscar in the opening Semi Final of the Gain Dog Food Select Stakes at Waterford.

Showing his brilliant early pace, Manner imposed himself early as he led up on the rails. Holding position round the opening turn he had Oscar tight on his tail out the second. Oscar pushed hard but couldn’t quite get on terms with this year’s Laurels Champion. Manner crossed the line a length and half in front in a time of 28.26.