Peter Farrell

We saw a brilliant debut performance at Clonmel last week as Deadly Big Show clocked 15.95 and there were more future stars unleashed last night as both Droopys Good and Simply A Breeze flew around the Suirview circuit.

The first of the debutants to claim victory was the Michael Dunphy owned Droopys Good. The June 19’ whelp came into last night's event with two solid qualifying trials and the name alone was a fair enough sign of what to expect from the youngster. A son of Ballybough Mike - Droopys Cuckoo, the seventy-five pounder came away well wearing the black jacket but it was his pace into the opening bend which really caught the eye as he stormed past the early leader River Heidi. The Owen McKenna trained black ran a brilliant bend to take a commanding lead into the home straight and from here, Droopys Good lived up to his name as he drew clear to win by six length at the winning line. River Heidi was the next best in second as the clock returned a sizzling 16.18.


The debut performance of Droopys Good wasn’t the only performance of note on the night as Simply A Breeze got her career off to an emphatic start for owner Maria Kennedy.

Only an October 19’ whelp, Simply A Breeze had an eye-catching 29.60 mark around Thurles in qualifying and she took her chance in comfortable style in race five. It was Farloe Taz who took control early on as he showed the better of the early gears from trap six. However, storming alongside the leader at the midway point, Simply A Breeze took up the running and proceeded to extend her advantage thereafter. Extending her lead with every stride in the closing stages, Simply A Breeze had over five lengths in hand of Farloe Taz at the winning line as the clocked stopped in an impressive 28.88. Incidentally, Simply A Breeze is a daughter of Soho Ark who is a sister to Pippy, a Classic producing brood no less so don't be surprised if we hear more of this lady in the weeks to follow. 


Elsewhere on the card there was a double for the kennel of Graham Holland and the first of those winners came in race four as Riversidechester held on to claim victory.

Owned by Timmy Holland, Riversidechester (Sonic - Brideview Rocket) was chasing back-to-back victories prior to last night and he wasn’t hanging around as he bolted from trap three to set the pace early on. In what resulted in a closely run affair in the closing stages, Riversidechester stuck to his guns well to see off numerous challenges as the winning line approached. In what was a very exciting finish, two heads, a neck and a length separating all six runners at the winning line as the clock returned a decent 29.00.

The double was completed in race eight as Rural Rose emerged victorious to claim her first career win for Helen and Lily O’Dwyer.

Rural Rose was luckless in her last start at Shelbourne Park but she was much swifter into stride this time around as she came away well from trap one. Nestling in behind Pepe Le Pew early on, the daughter of Sonic - Rural Aloha had four lengths to make up on the leader but she bided her time to come home best of all in the closing stages. Staying on strongly to claim a one length victory over Pepe Le Pew, the time for Rural Rose was 29.11.


The night got off to a bright start as Move On Yousir (Belles Direction - Tommys Inluck)landed a first career win for Richard Keane and Dermot Leahy. Running from trap one, Move On Yousir was led early on by Tis Doris Daze but soon took control heading into the back straight. From here, it was one way traffic and Move On Yousir was six lengths clear come the winning line. The time for the 550-yard event was a good 30.26.

In the second race of the night Dainty Doll made all of the running to stretch her unbeaten run to two wins from two starts. Owned by Brendan Hanley, Dainty Doll was quickly into stride from trap five and the daughter of Bull Run Bolt - Galway Fancy never saw another tail thereafter. Galloping to a comfortable five and a half length success over nearest rival Billys Rascal in second, the time was a good 29.10.

The twenty-nine second barrier took another hit in race seven as Mulcair Jet (Droopys Jet - Mulcair Raven) bounced back from defeat last time out for Pat McNamara. Quickly into stride from trap one, Mulcair Jet outpaced his rivals early on before staying on well in the closing stages to seal a three length victory over the fast finishing The Other Darcy in second. The time was a rapid 28.84.