The team sent out some very nice winners at the weekend as we tasted success at Shelbourne Park and Limerick, including a double of Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Trial Stake winners.
The feature of the weekend was arguably the Ladbrokes Easter Cup Semi Finals at Shelbourne where Wolfe was at his brilliant best to land the opening Semi Final. Showing fine acceleration into the bend he was soon in complete command of the contest. Cruising out in front majestically he maintained a powerful gallop right to the finish line to stop the clock in a superb 29.43 by three and a half lengths. Murts Boher ran a superb race in the second Semi Final to book his place in next week’s Final as he finished third.
On the under-card at Shelbourne we scored a a superb quartet of winners. Newinn Session showed his enormous potential as he was an impressive winner of a Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Trial Stake. Extending his unbeaten record to four runs in four starts, he didn’t have it all his own way after a sluggish start. Showing huge pace to close in on the leaders along the far side he took full advantage of slight bumping ahead of him as he drew alongside on the rails. Holding the inside pitch he hit the front at the final turn to score by a length and a half in 28.77. Newinn Hero was foot perfect to land a competitive A0 525 contest. Flying from the inside trap he made every inch a winning one. Pulling further away, he went on to score by eight and a half lengths in 28.39. The ultra professional Slippy Cian, landed the Bernard Barry Open 550 to remind everyone that he is still a dog with great ability. He produced a fine display of front running as he was never under pressure landing victory by four lengths in 29.77. The evening ended with the fourth and final winner when Clonbrien Flash dominated the Try A Trio A0 550. After an extended layoff, he won well upon his return last week, he followed it up with another top performance here. He was made to work hard as he was challenged throughout, he eventually went on to score by a length in 29.96.
The double of Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Trial Stakes was landed at Limerick where Sevenheads Rock followed up last week’s impressive victory with another big run. Making the most of a great draw on the rails, Rock flew broke smartly and took advantage of small crowding on his outside on the run up. Hitting the opening turn in front he proceeded to open a large gap on his rivals along the back straight. Pulling further clear he eventually crossed the line, in emphatic fashion, seven lengths in front in 28.70.