Peter Farrell

The highlight on last night’s Galway card was the final of the ‘Welcome Back To Sport A6/A7 525’ which offered a winning prize of €900.

Tromora Ding hit the post in the prior rounds but he put things right with victory last night. Owned by David Hogan, Tromora Ding was still searching for his first career victory and despite a number of near misses in his previous starts, the fawn finally got his head in front on the night that mattered. Slowly into stride wearing the white jacket, things looked bleak approaching the opening bend but the son of ‘Good News - Tromora Sonic’ railed like a cat and took his chance as the gap opened on the fence. Now in second place, ‘Ding’ showed the superior back straight pace to lead into the penultimate corner. Nip and tuck around the bottom two bends, Peteles Queen looked likely to come through late on but traffic problems halted her progress and Tromora Ding held strong to claim a half length victory at the line. The time was 29.41.


There was no doubt who claimed the performance of the night award and this was Crinkill Bolt who landed race ten in superb fashion.

Owned by Gerard Milne, Crinkill Bolt was chasing a third win from seven starts and he was quickly into stride from trap six to take the ascendancy approaching the opening corner. Displaying terrific back straight pace, Crinkill Bolt swiftly opened an unassailable advantage and the son of ‘Taylors Sky - Crinkill Liz’ pressed home his lead in the closing stages. Over six lengths to good at the winning line, the time was an impressive 28.60.


There was another smart run in race six as Allegra Blue broke her duck at the third time of asking for owner, Marion Maroney.

Trained by John Browne, the young November 18’ daughter of ‘Droopys Nidge - Rathmeehan Cragg’ was lively away from trap four and outpaced her rivals into the opening turn. The gap opened from here and the impressive youngster flew down the back straight to seal a magnificent fourteen length victory. The time was a fast 28.93.


There was a veteran win in the final race of the session as Tiger Roll recorded a twelfth win for owners Rhys Higgins and Michael Connor.

Tiger Roll has been a brilliant servant and just turned four years of age back in August. Well away wearing the orange jacket, Tiger Roll showed excellent early pace to take up the running nearing the opening bend. From here he displayed some lovely back straight pace to take full control and the son of ‘Laughil Blake - Goodnight Kate’ stayed on well close home. Three lengths adrift of the rest of the field, the time was a decent 29.06.