RIVERSIDE ANCHOR THE EYE CATCHER AT CLONMEL

RIVERSIDE ANCHOR THE EYE CATCHER AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

Ballinakil Clare needs no introduction in terms of her exploits whilst on the track but it looks like she is also set to produce in the breeding paddocks based on Riverside Anchor’s performance last night at Clonmel.

Only two greyhounds have hit the track from Ballinakil Clare thus far but they have now already notched two wins from just the four starts after Fiveoclocksomwer won on debut the week prior. It was the turn of Riverside Anchor last night for the Holland kennel as the son of Sonic recovered from his debut defeat to run away with an A6 event. Fast away wearing the blue jacket, the April 19’ whelp showed a lovely turn of foot in the early yards to quickly put daylight between himself and the rest of the field. Powering down the back, it was a straight forward task thereafter and the Rachel Holland owned black came home five lengths clear in a very smart time of 28.87.

BIONIC BLITZES THE FIELD

Despite being a January 18’ whelp, Bionic Blitz is a lightly raced sort but he landed his second win from just the three starts last night.

Owned by John Graham Campbell, Bionic Blitz implemented his out and gone tactics last night with a smart break from trap three. Tracking well down the back straight, the strong running son of ‘Farloe Blitz - Tweet Tina’ galloped to a convincing four length win as the clock stopped in a slick 28.98.

CHARMING WIN

Charming Master was a nice winner last time out at Clonmel and he followed that up with another impressive victory in race ten.

Owned by Michael O’Donovan, Charming Master clung on to the coat tails of Romantic Rachel for the majority of the contest but the son of ‘Droopys Buick - Droopys Merc’ powered up the home straight to chin the leader on the line. A head separating the duo at the winning line, the time was a smart 29.00.

STRONG BRIDGE

Elsewhere on the card there was a lot to like about the performance of Gowan The Bridge in race seven, the Kilsheelan Gallop A5 525.

Owned by Daithi Lambe, Gowan The Bridge was fast away from trap three to make all the early running upon entrance to the opening corner. The brindle daughter of ‘Skywalker Puma - Nodstown Flyer’ really motored down the back straight and proceeded to stay on strongly close home. Recording a winning margin of five lengths, the time was a good 29.16.

LILLEY FOLLOWS SUIT

That time was equalled in the very next race as Raceway Lilley recorded her first win since December 2019 for her owner, Patrick O’Brien.

Quickly into stride wearing the red jacket, the daughter of ‘Ballymac Eske - Tarmac Lady’ soon took the ascendancy approaching the opening corner and despite some pressure from Eskvale Jaykay, O’Brien’s bitch held firm to record a length victory. The time again was a useful 29.16.