Owned by Cooraclare’s James McMahon, Lissatouk Bruno recorded a very impressive sixteenth career win in Limerick over the weekend.

If one is patient success will always arrive and this was certainly true in race five at the Galway Track on Friday Night last for joint owners Kieran Nugent and John Quinn of Ennis who saw their Dynamic Blake finally get his reward at the sixteenth time of asking as he made all the running on the wide outside to defeat Millrose Bllly by three & three quarter lengths in 29.61.

Impeded when about to deliver her challenge last time out the Michael Casey of Mullagh and Martin Fahy of Galway owned Menmal Princess no mistake this time in race three as the daughter of Paddy Magic & Cottage Brandy proved four and a half lengths too good for Knockdrum Lilly in 19.39. Very smartly into her stride the winner showed plenty of early pace as Knockdrum Lilly tried to match her along the rails. Powering round the opening bend though Menmal Princess was home and hosed to make it two wins from three starts.

Saturday’s card was back boned by a number of 575 Yards contest in various grades but it was the top graded contest of the night the A1 graded sixth event over 550 Yards though that was the highlight as the Marion Moroney of Ennis owned Allegra Blue never saw another rival as she delivered a career best clock of 29.87. Away like the wind from her trap three berth the daughter of Droopys Nidge and Rathmeehan Graggi immediately dived for the rails and racing towards the opening bend she led Newport Diva and Springwell Thomo by two lengths rounding the turn. Racing down the back straight Allegra Blue extended her advantage to three lengths over Springwell Thomo as Kilcormack Sky moved third but out front Allegra Blue had set sail for home and powering up the home straight she scored by five and a half lengths from Springwell Thomo in tremendous style,

In the early strides of race seven for this A4 graded 575, Sir Sean and Bridgepark Jack both showed pace towards the wide outside to lead up with the red jacketed Clooney Dasher in third place along the rails as they rounded the opening bend. Racing into the back straight Sir Sean maintained a wide berth as the rail hugging Clooney Dasher closed to within half a length. All along the back the leading pair matched strides with Sir Sean holding a narrow advantage leaving the back. Rounding the home bend though the Martin Williams of Quin owned and Stephen Murray of Sixmilebridge trained Clooney Dasher (Skywalker Puma-Cragmoher Susie) began to get the upper hand and she guns out a half length success over Sir Sean as Bridgepark Jack closed again close home in 31.95.

The concluding race at the Limerick Track on Saturday night saw a win for Lissatouk Bruno as he dipped under the 30-second barrier for the 550-yard distance. Owned by Cooraclare’s James McMahon, Lissatouk Bruno meant business from the off as the soon to be veteran tracker came away racing from trap four to lead early on. It soon developed into a two-dog affair between himself and Kyletaun Beauty thereafter but it was the son of Holdem Spy and Lissatouk Dolly who maintained his advantage. Two and a half lengths clear at the winning line, Lissatouk Bruno clocked a slick 29.92 and that win brings his tally to an incredible sixteen career victories.

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