Mr Logan showed impressive form in Galway on Saturday night to leave his owners Eve and Martin Crowe of Roslevan in high spirits.

Saturday night’s Galway card was headlined by the A2 graded fourth contest over 525 Yards and the A2 ninth contest over 575 Yards. As the traps rose for the A2 575 contest the red jacketed Mr Logan broke smartly and although edging towards the centre of the track on the long run towards the opening bend, the Donie Duggan of Tulla trained runner led Tigerintempo and Believer by two lengths as they entered the back straight.

Racing along the back Mr Logan continued to show the way three lengths clear of Tigerintempo and maintaining a middle route entering the home straight the Eve and Martin Crowe of Roselevan owned runner stayed on well to score by three length at the line in 31.55.

Local trainer Martin Fahy was in double form on the night the brace completed with a fine effort from the Michael Casey of Mullagh owned Mall Finn Junior who swept through late to collar the pace setting Wee Small Hours close home for a length and a half success in 28.99. Wee Small Hours was away well on the wide outside and led round the opening bend from Mall Finn Junior with Crimson Blue in third spot entering the back straight. Racing past halfway Wee Small Hours led by four lengths but from the third bend the winner began to close with every stride and sweeping through late on was going away at the line

Racing towards the opening bend in race two for this A7 graded contest, Ardbula Ned showed pace to lead from Arzon Blackie on the wide outside with the reserve Cuilbeg Mo Chrois tracking the pair around the opening two bends. Racing along the back straight Ardbula Ned and Arzon Blackie began to ease clear of their rival and leaving the back straight they had the contest between them. Rounding the home bend the PJ Reynolds and Kathryn Comber of Ennistymon owned Arzon Blackie (Droopys Jet-Doubly Clever) swung wide to challenge and it proved successful as she prevailed by a length at the line in 29.82.

The concluding race on Friday’s card went to the Niall Arthur and Bernard Farrell of Inagh owned Wishful Ben who made all to defeat Lakeside Milly by a length and a half in 29.21. Breaking smartly the winner moved towards the centre of the track on the run towards the opening bend where he led by two lengths from Lakeside Milly. Racing down the back the son of Ballymac Vic and Wishful Flyer extended his advantage to over three lengths as Lakeside Milly and although the latter did close off the home bend the result was never in doubt.

In the penultimate race at Shelbourne Park on Saturday last, Buttsys Blackie continued the tremendous run of form of Gerry Holian and his owners the Buttsys Buckos Syndicate of Shannon. In a race that turned into a three-dog battle with Buttsys Blackie forced to get the better of Magical Cormie and Deadly Samuri. All three had their chance in this contest but Buttsys Blackie made a decisive move into the third turn. The son of Pinpoint Maxi and Killeacle Tammy flashed from traps and led the field early but both Deadly Samuri and Magical Cormie were soon challenging. The latter actually led the trio into back but Buttsys Blackie drove between his rivals at the third turn to assert again. From there he raced into two length lead and he maintained that advantage to the line to stop the clock in 28.87.

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