Ian Fortune

Tom Lennon’s Lemon Scott was comfortably the fastest in the second round of the Kilkenny Track A3 525, dominating from the early yards to stop the clock in 29.03.

Trained by the in-form Murt Leahy, the son of Ballymac Vic and Lemon Lucy was never under any real pressure as he emerged a five length winner over Blackstone Balad. Minister Cross was another three lengths adrift in third.

Early speed was also the key to success in Heat 2 for Jim Quinlan’s Bull Run Bottle. Charging up the fence, the son of Ballymac Eske and Tarmac Lady took up the running on the bend from Town Hope and the pair had the race between them thereafter. Town Hope was never far away but could never quite get back on terms.

Bull Run Bottle hit the line a half length to the good in 29.20, with Town Hope holding the advancing Hello Hammond by three parts of a length.

A week after setting the standard in the opening round, Roisin Walsh’s Mysterious Lola again made virtually every inch to maintain her unbeaten record in the stake in Heat 3. Karlow Mac was never far away but Mysterious Lola ran right to the line to score by a length and a half in 29.28. Windcriesmary was the same distance away in third.

Michael Hogan’s Grangeview Mags made it a full house of trap to line winners when setting the pace from trap rise in the final heat. The daughter of Droopys Jet and Blastoff Khalesi flashed from trap three and was always in command as she saw off Rockettothethird by four and a half lengths in 29.21. Storys Be Lucky was their nearest rival, a further two lengths back in third.