There was little doubt about who was the star of Galway’s one and only meeting this weekend as Drumgeely Prince broke his duck at the fifteenth attempt with a sparkling performance in race six.
Owned by James McLaughlin, it is quite amazing that Drumgeely Prince had not raised a flag prior to last night but that was indeed that case as he chased his first career win in race six. Having found trouble in several of his starts prior to last night, Drumgeely Prince set upon leading from the outset last night as he bounced out of trap six to lead early doors. Once in front, the son of Pat C Sabbath - Athlacca Charm drew clear down the back straight and stayed on with real power to cross the line with just shy of seven lengths in hand. The time was a calculated 28.77 for the 2/1 shot.
There was another lovely performance in race eight as Magical Soraya got back to winning ways for the Guilfoyle kennel in Moneygall.
A very impressive debut winner in 28.74, Magical Soraya fluffed her lines last time out but this classy sort put that to bed last night with a determined display for owner, Sandra Guilfoyle. Going to traps the 4/5 jolly, Magical Soraya took control at the penultimate turn and despite coming under late pressure from the persistent Blaze Bee, the daughter of Good News - Magical Zeta held firm to win by a half a length. The time was a fast 28.95.
MOZART MOVES LATE
It certainly was a night for favourite backers as Paradise Mozart landed the tenth race with a fast finishing performance.
Owned by Sean Meade, Paradise Mozart has shown real promise in his previous starts but he stepped it up a gear last night to produce a career best performance and land the spoils. Poorly away from trap six, Paradise Mozart had to do things the hard way but picking his spots throughout, the son of Droopys Nidge - Alexandra came with a late surge to fly home and win by over two lengths. The time for the 6/4 market leader was a good 28.99.
BACK TO BACK FOR JOEY
The very consistent Caislean Joey made it back to back wins in race seven as he kept on well to land a sprint contest.
Owned by Kevin Connolly, Caislean Joey is a model of consistency and was chasing a sixth career win last night in the two bend contest. Quickly into stride from trap two, the son of Droopys Roddick - Ballyregan Rach showed the better of the early gears to lead around thne opening bend and despite coming under late pressure from Killanin Sky, Connolly’s charge held on gamely to claim a half length win. The time was a very smart 19.03 and the winner returned the 6/4 favourite.
MAY LANDS THE MARATHON
There was a very welcome event on the card in race four as the Rasaiocht Con Eireann 810 marathon took place and this was landed by the Fraser Black trained, Mays Sabbath.
Owned by Finbar Hughes, Mays Sabbath has proven a costly lady to follow in previous starts but she got things right in dominant fashion last night. Crokers Paradise led early in this contest but from the third bend on, it became a procession victory for 5/2 shot Mays Sabbath. Drawing clear the further they went, the daughter of Pat C Sabbath - Mays Maska stormed up the straight and crossed the line over twelve lengths too strong in a time of 45.91.