Trained by Johnny Linehan for the Runninta-Synciate, Runninta Shay (Laughil Blake-Droopys Pizazz) ran out a brilliant winner of Saturday night's feature at Curraheen Park, the final of the €1,500 Jerry O'Donovan Memorial A3 stake.
Sent to traps as the 6-4 market leader, the July puppy just had enough early pace to slip around in front and from there it was always going to take something special to reel him in. In top gear heading down the back straight, the race was soon over as a contest. Maintaining a strong gallop throughout, the exciting young talent came home with five and a half length’s to spare over Im To Blame, in 28.56. Coosey Hall three quarters of a length back in third.