Ian Fortune

There were some Irish Sprint Cup clues on offer at Dundalk on Friday evening with the best run of the night coming in the third race as Gerry Holian trained Buttsys Bengal making it four wins from four starts in facile fashion.

Breaking smartly, the son of Pinpoint Maxi and Killeacle Tammy comfortably led into the turn and was left a mile clear as the chasing pack found traffic. It scarcely mattered to the leader as he was never going to be denied once going to the front and he powered up the straight to win by a distance in a quick 21.24.

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The Opener was a high class sprint and Myla The Bullet made the most of a clear passage on the wide outside to head her rivals on the run in. The race to the turn got pretty tight with Jumeirah Buddy moving off the fence, squeezing up those drawn in the middle.

Jumeirah Buddy and Inforapenny disputed the lead on the turn bu with the former still looking to move off the fence, the pair bumped a couple of times. Meanwhile, Myla The Bullet was gathering speed in third and he shot past the p[air on the run in to record a length and three parts success over Jumeirah Buddy in 21.45.

Laurence Jones’ Gut Feeling was only fourth into the corner in the second sprint contest on the card but his local knowledge proved decisive. Cutting inwards on the bend, he slipped up the inside of the leading trio and hit the front entering the straight.

Once doing so he stayed on well to record a comfortable length and three quarters very over Sculys Allstar in 21.47.