IVY AND VINNY ON TOP

IVY AND VINNY ON TOP

Ian Fortune

Bit View Ivy was a wonderful winner of the feature, the final of the €2,200 grireland.ie A2 525.

The Karol Ramsbottom trained daughter of Droopys Sydney and Bangla Road was prominent from the outset but she made a decisive move as they hit the second turn.

Showing real pace and track craft, Stephen Murphy’s September ’19 whelp took over from the fast-starting Grangeview Mags. Once going to the front, My Little Ivy quickly put the race beyond doubt and she duly emerged a very impressive winner. Knight Honcho moved second but was never going to threaten the leader. Instead, Dark Ava stayed on well to grab second on the run in. My Little Ivy ran out a four length winner in 28.39.

VINNY POUNCES

There were some wonderful displays at Shelbourne Park on Friday evening with the two feature races going to Bit View Vinny and My Little Ivy.

The former emerged triumphant in the final of the €1,250 A2 575 when showing tremendous pace to take over from the pace-setting Domingo Don into the third turn.

Domingo Don broke smartly and led the field into the bend. Importantly, the Martin Lanney trained Bit View Vinny turned second and this allowed the son of Droopys Cain and Russanda Vicky to challenge into the third turn.

With the inside line in his favour, Frank Harkin’s Bit View Vinny moved to the front between the last two bends and he then stayed on strongly to emerge a length scorer over Domingo Don in 31.45.