YOHAN TAKES OFF AT KILKENNY

YOHAN TAKES OFF AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

Billy Ramsbottom’s Lemon Yohan was again the standard bearer in the second round of the Deadly Kennels A2 at Kilkenny on Friday night, asserting on the opening turn in the first of the four heats to emerge a comfortable winner in a rapid 28.85.

Trained by Karol Ramsbottom, the son of Ballymac Vic and Lemon Lucy has been in the form of his career and he again displayed superb early speed to take up the running on the bend from the fasts starting Mumham Rocket.

Nothing else could land a blow as Lemon Yohan eased clear down the far side before emerging a facile six and a half length scorer. There was a further length and a half gap to the other qualifier Crescent Tibet.

LEMON NICKS IT FROM THE FRONT

Lemon Nicky, a younger half-sister to Lemon Yohan, was next quickest, claiming a short head verdict over Runninta York in the final heat.

Trained by Murt Leahy for Billy O’Keeffe, the son of Droopys Sydney and Lemon Lucy was always in front after a flying start and he ug in to contain his rival by a short head in 28.98. Hello Hammond ran on to grab third, a further two and a half lengths adrift in third.

NOW IS SINGING

Nowursinging was a gallant winner of Heat 3 or the Three-K Syndicate.

The son of Ballymac Best and Steely Dynasty flashed from traps to lead earl but was joined by Roxholme Dubai before they entered the back straight.

Roxholme Dubai continued to challenge down the back straight and around the third turn but the David Flanagan trained Nowursinging came again on the run in to assert. Staying on well, the September ’19 whelp emerged a comfortable two length scorer in 29.21. Me Vicky was a neck away in third.

JAGGER MOVES

Kilgraney Jagger did what was needed to win Heat 2.

Thomas Buggy’s son of Ballymac Vic and Kilgraney Dubh was third into the back straight but he was always moving with menace. The blue closed into the third turn to go second and he finally got his head in front on the run in to score by a short head from Adamant Approach in 29.52.