*Sean Stack. Photograph: Joe Buckley
Dynamic Twinkle owned by Ballyea’s Kieran Nugent recorded her maiden success on Friday while Clare hurling great Sean Stack saw his Loxley take the spoils in Limerick.
In race eight at the Galway Track on Friday night, Dynamic Twinkle had her maiden success in this A9 graded contest as she made all form her trap six berth to defeat Way Out Caprice by nine and a half lengths in 30.04.
Away smartly the Dynamic Twinkle led by two lengths from Sports Stadium and Cragmnoher Flyer rounding the opening bend . With crowding behind the winner drew further clear racing down the back straight and she was out in splendid isolation leaving the back straight.
Michael Costelloe of North Clare saw his Pinnacle Abbie return to winning ways in race four which was an A4 graded contest as she made all the running to comfortably outpoint Cragbrien Bengie by two and three quarter lengths in 29.53. The winner a daughter of Laughill Duke and Maries Legacy trapped well and led by two lengths from Cragbrien Bengie rounding the opening bend. Racing down the back the lead remained about three lengths as the winner set sail for home and railing well throughout was home and hosed turning for home.
On the long run towards the opening bend in race 6 for the A5 graded 575 yards contest Sports Show and Dunsallagh Sal disputed the lead just ahead of French Deluxe in third place. Rounding the bend Sports Show railed well and took two lengths out of her rivals but approaching the third bend the Sean Hehir of Miltown Malbay owned Dunsallagh Sal switched inside to challenge and striking the front on the crown of the home bend she drew right away to defeat French Deluxe by three and a half lengths in 32.28.
In race 10, the Tommy Flanagan of Ennistymon owned and trained Turn The Page never saw another rival in this A4 graded contest as he made all the running to defeat Hanover Power by a length and a half in 29.11. Smartly into his stride the winner led from Oribi and Drombeg Davy on the run towards the opening bend. Racing down the back Hanover Power came out of the pack to give chase and although looking dangerous off the home bend he couldn’t see it through as Turn The Page dug deep on the run to the line.
The final of the Collage Road A6 550 Yards Stake was the most valuable contest on the card and as the traps rose for the feature event the Joe Kelly of Ballynacally owned Ballylean Rogue was smartly into his stride on the run towards the opening bend and rounding the bend Ballylean Rogue led by two lengths Astro Suzie and Port West Honey as they negotiated the opening bend. Racing down the back Ballylean Rogue opening up a four length advantage on his rivals and although Port West Honey did close Ballylean Rogue saw the challenge off by a length and a half in 30.69.
A 29.90 finish saw Cloneyogan Zippy hold off Killerk Cool Sky in the opening A5 graded contest over 525 Yards. Owned by Lahinch’s Siobhan Garrrahy, Cloneyogan Zippy made rapid progress approaching the third bend and railing well she took over along the inner on the crown of the bend.
John Browne’s Rathmeehan Dier defeated Last Rabbit by five lengths in a time of 29.66 in the Novice 525 Yards contest. Last Rabbit and Rathmeehan Dier disputed the lead just ahead of Crokers Velcro and rounding the bend Last Rabbit held a narrow advantage along the fence. Racing towards the halfway mark the Ballyea owned Rathmeehan Dier found his stride.
Browne was in the winners enclosure also at the Limerick Track on Saturday night after the Garry Hannon sponsored, Deadly Kennels A0 525 as Own Spice romped to victory. Own Spice broke smartly from trap five as he disputed the early running with Offshore Falcon in four. Owned by Thomas O’Doherty of Cooraclare and trained by John, Own Spice powered to the front rounding the penultimate turn. From here, it was a matter of how far and the son of Skywalker Puma –
Coolavanny Spice flew up the home straight to win by six and a half lengths. The time was a terrific 28.24.
The final race of the night was the Ballymac Stud A1 and it was landed by the Sean Stack of Sixmilebridge owned Loxley who landed the spoils. Only moderately away from five, Loxley showed fine speed from bends two to three and she held off the fast finishing Elms Fly to grab the win. A half a length separating the duo at the line, the time was 28.96.