LOGAN LEADS THE WAY IN GALWAY

LOGAN LEADS THE WAY IN GALWAY

Peter Farrell

Galway hosted their one and only race meeting for this week on Friday night and despite the freezing conditions, Mr Logan produced a slick display to record the fastest time of the session.

Jointly owned by Martin and Eve Crowe, Mr Logan was having his ninth career start and is a consistent sort, only finishing out of the frame on one of those nine occasions. Moderately into stride wearing the white jacket, Mr Logan found trouble on the run-up as Puck Out drifted to the middle of track. However, showing good determination, the Donal Duggan trained Mr Logan got to the rails at the second turn and from here, he outpaced his rivals to take a two length lead into the penultimate bend. One way traffic from there on in, the son of Droopys Roddick - Sarista was five lengths too strong at the winning line. The time was a swift estimate of 28.83. (Track rated .20s).

IN OTHER RACES

No Extras (Belles Direction - Percys On Fire) made it four wins on the trot in a 350 event last night which brings his career tally to five wins from ten starts. Owned by Robert Moloney and Bertie Treacy. Croaghill Blake showed narrowly in front at trap-rise but once fully into stride, No Estras flew into the opening corner to take charge. Pulling out all the stops up the home straight, No Extras claimed a three and a quarter length victory, in a time of 19.29.

After being far from his best in her last outing, Alloys Recruit (Romeo Recruit - Miss Alloy)was hoping to get back to winning ways in race eleven and he did so in trap-to-line fashion. Owned by Patrick Kelly, Alloys Recruit showed the superior early gears from trap two to take over at the opening corner. The victory was hard fought thereafter with both Bumblebee Daitni and Princess Fiadh keeping the leader honest but Alloys Recruit pulled out more late on and claimed two length victory. The time was 29.00.

The final race of the night was a thriller which saw Odhrans Princess (Good News - Tullovin Kim) finish at speed and grab the win. Owned by Alice Guilfoyle and Tomas McLoughlin, Odhrans Princess lay in fifth early on as Muckinish Flyer blazed the trail out in front. However, showing an eye-catching turn of speed down the back straight was Odhrans Princess and she found the gaps to come through runners and cross over in front. A half a length victor in the end, the time was a decent 29.17.

Drombeg Dancer (Rio Quattro - Honeypound Chick) was chasing an eighth career victory in race ten and she showed guts and determination to land the spoils. Owned by Breeda and Kayla McAuliffe, Drombeg Dancer had to play second fiddle to Racecourse Clock for large parts but stuck to her task well to claim a narrow, head victory at the line. The time was 29.35. Worth noting that the track was rated .40s at this point.