Bling Bling Paul followed up a superb Golden Muzzle campaign with an eye-catching victory in Limerick at the weekend.
The penultimate race at the Limerick track on Saturday night last saw Bling Bling Paul reign supreme in a 550-yard contest. Owned by John Meehan of Newmarket on Fergus, Bling Bling Paul, a 5/2 shot, broke best of all from trap three and he quickly asserted control of the contest, the son of Sh Avatar and Killinan Reina was never under any threat thereafter and he duly came home six lengths clear of Grouchos Cain in second. The time was a terrific 29.73.
Loxley is another who is well accustomed to his surroundings at Limerick and the Sean Stack of Sixmilebridge runner ran out a good winner of race ten. Coming away well from trap five, Loxley took up the running entering the back straight and proceeded to open a five length lead over his rivals. However, the son of Laughil Blake and Rallying Way was given a scare in the latter stages as Sharavogue came home strongly to only go down by three parts of a length at the line. The time for the 5/2 market chance was 28.55.
The chief supporting contest at the Galway Track on Friday night last was the A3 graded eleventh contest over 525 yards and from traps the Michael Costello of North Clare owned Pinnacle Abbie was very smartly into her stride. Railing well as usual around the opening two bends, Pinnacle Abbie extended her advantage to four lengths entering the back straight as she set sail for home. Passing halfway it was already a case of how far as Pinnacle Abbie powered home five lengths clear of the staying on Zeus Nitro in 29.06.
The outcome of race 4 was in little doubt form the opening bend as Malbay Dixie took control of affairs. Owned by Miltown Malbay duo, Ciara Burke and Jason O’Dwyer, Malbay Dixie surged between runners to take command of the contest, tracking well around the opening bend the daughter of Drive On Smokey and Glenlough Dixie eased clear of her rivals approaching the home turn on her way to defeating Sports Friend by three and a half lengths inn 19.23.
On the run towards the opening bend in the N3 graded contest on Saturday night’s card, Happy Stranger and Erril Flash were prominent towards the inside but approaching the opening Crokers Princess ran round her two rivals to lead by two lengths turning down the back straight. Racing towards the third bend Crokers Princess still held the call but at the bend the PJ Reynolds and Joseph Considine of Ennistymon owned Happy Stranger slipped through on the leaders inner to take command and the daughter for Droopys Roddick and Doubly Clever quickly drew right away to score by seven lengths in 29.54.
There was an amazing finish to the A6 graded contest as the John Browne of Ballyea owned Rathmeehan Stud who was last rounding the opening bend came from the clouds to run down Willbex Mayfly close home to prevail by three parts of a length in 29.80.
In the early strides of race seven, Erril Shine and Wilbrook No Deal both showed pace at the head of affairs as the red jacketed Looks Fantastic who slightly missed the kick began to close on the pair as the opening bend loomed. As the leaders took the bend the Martin and Eva Crowe of Roslevan owned Looks Fantastic slipped through along the inner to lead as Sir Sean began to get closer on the wide outside. On the run in Looks Fantastic(Droopys Sydney-Sarista) looked set to spare readily but Sir Sean closed to within a length at the line in 19.50.
The Michael Corry and Michael Daly of Clarecastle owned Lillies Joy never saw another rival in the A4 graded contest as the daughter of Ballymac Vic and Brookeville Dash recorded her third career success by a length and a half over Peteles Duke in 29.48.