Saturday saw the start of the Kerry Agribusiness Irish St Leger at Limerick where we had no fewer than 4 representatives. In the third heat, ideally drawn in the red box, General Wolf, paced up well before taking the lead up at the opening turn. He always looked in control as he crossed the line a length to the good in 29.91. Despite finishing 4th in his heat, Elevenerife qualified for next week’s second round, this despite encountering trouble at the opening turn. Hawaii Kinsale always progressed from his heat when finishing strongly to claim second spot. In the final heat, much like Elevenerife earlier in the evening, Millbank Stevie qualified for the next round when finishing in 4th spot.

Heat 1
1 – Stone Boy King
2 – Dromore Premier
3 – Millbank Stevie
4 – Barefoot Apollo
5 – Borna Central
6 – Looster Bob (w)
Heat 4
1 – Big Bang
2 – Clounanna Noel
3 – Hawaii Kinsale
4 – Millridge Matt
5 – Ballyana Foxtrot (m)
6 – Skywalker Farloe (w)
Heat 7
1 – Kippers Usain
2 – General Wolf
3 – Macho El
4 – Rockchase Dino
5 – Dysert McCoy
6 – Elevenerife (m)

Over at Shelbourne on Saturday evening we had plenty of runners on the supporting card for the final of the Seamus Farrell Memorial 750 where Sidarian Lisa was contesting another final.

Riverside Charm ran an absolutely brilliant race to take her heat of the 525/550 dual distance stake by 3 lengths in 28.89 to progress to next weeks final. In the other semi, Quick Blaze completely missed the start and struggled to make an impression on the race. Hooverville was next up for the team and he made no mistake. Show great early pace to go with them on the run up he powered through the bend to take up the running. Powering away down the back straight he scored an impressive five length win in a fast 28.58.

In the feature race of the evening, the Seamus Farrell Memorial 750, Sidarian Lisa can count herself a tad unlucky. Having trapped well was contesting the lead round the opening turn where she appeared to get a small bump which shuffled her back. She ran on strong to go down by two and a half lengths but congratulations must be passed to all involved in the winner who ran a game race on the night.