BOYNEPARK ON THE CASE IN BULL RUN BOLT STAKE

Ian Fortune

Boynepark Case was the toast of Shelbourne Park on Friday as she raced to a superb victory in the final of the valuable Bull Run Bolt @ Stud A3 575.

This was a desperately tight affair for much of the opening half with Ballymac Deb, Deadly Endeavour and Ballinabola Mol all battling for the lead as they enter the back straight.

Mydras Kim lost her position at the corner, leaving Boynepark case to chase the front three into the back. Sitting on the fence, Boynepark Case began to close on the leaders as they hit halfway. By the third turn Mark Lowther’s daughter of Ballymac Eske and Minnies Basket was on terms and motoring.

She duly flew to the front and quickly put the result beyond doubt. Hather Daisy attempted to move into second but the door was closed on her and this left Boynepark Case to emerge a comfortable winner. The Pat Norris trained powerhouse raced to a deserving three length victory over Deadly Endeavour in the €3,500 to the winner final, stopping the clock in 31.64. 

Michael Dempsy Acting Racing Manager Shelbourne Park presents the trophy to Pat and Patrick Norris after Boynepark Case won the Bull Run Bolt @Stud 575.           Pic: Imelda Graue

AN ELITE RUN FROM BURGESS IN SOUL AND CUSHIE JET @ STUD A3

There were a number of superb displays from some very promising types in the opening round of the Soul & Cushie Jet @ Stud A3 525 including a fastest of the night 28.57 return from Burgess Elite as he turned the second heat into a procession.

Representing Sheila Spillane and JJ Fennelly, the well bred son of Kinloch Brae and Borna Elite stayed tight to the fence to lead on the corner and, once doing so, was never under any serious pressure. Airmount Lark gave chase for much of the way but was a full seven and a half lengths adrift at the line. The winner is clearly one to keep an eye in the future. 

CLOVER DOESN’T NEED LUCK

Miss Clover, owned by the Derek Loughnane led Moydrum Massive Syndicate, went straight into the notebook after her eye-catching victory in Heat 4.

She slightly missed the start but flew into the bend to challenge in second. Pearlstone Jet led the field into the back straight but Miss Clover was simply too close and she quickened to the front as they hit the third turn.

Once gain control Miss Clover really started to motor and she flew up the straight to eventually see off Slippery Edda by six and a half lengths in 28.60. It was a striking display from the winner and she is one to watch in the future.

TORNADO BLOWS RIVALS AWAY

After impressing in two sprint starts around Dundalk, it was no chock to see Shea Campbell’s Stefans Tornado made his early speed count in the third heat.

The son of Laughil Blake and Weesend shot to the front in the opening yards and he proceed to make every inch.

Despite steering a middle to wide path, the September ’18 whelp went on to see off the always second Boynepark Drill by four and a half lengths in 28.74.

MOZART ON TUNE

Long Mozart was one of the easiest winners of the night when coming home a mile clear in the penultimate heat for Una Foy and Marina McKeown.

The son of Droopys Jet and Cruel Intentions displayed tremendous early zip to lead into the turn and he proceeded to race right away from his rivals. At the finish, the February ’19 whelp had nine lengths in hand on Cloran Cookie in 28.95, in turn completing a double for Marina McKeown, who had also won the A3 opener with Marinas Artist.

AMANI HITS THE FRONT LATE

There was a tight finish to Heat 6 with Front Amani coming home fast to deny Idigoras.

The latter had gone to the front at the third turn but failed to hold the late charge of the Robert Gleeson trained Front Amani. Kevin Proctor’s daughter of Sonic and Rural Aloha hit the front in the final yards to score by a short head in 29.14.

PROFESSIONAL PADJO

Lacken Padjo set the tone in the opening heat, leading from the opening yards to run out a comfortable winner.

Oisin O’Grady’s son of Over Limit and Lacken Rua raced to a five length victory over Urban Honey in 29.07.

HILL ARRIVES LAATE AND FAST

There was a thrilling finish to the final heat with Jerry Daly’s Bunsallagh Hill coming home fast to collar Quivers Prince.

The latter had been prominent from the start, mastering long time leader Pennys Rascal at the final turn. Bunsallagh Hill was stalking the pair, however, and the son of Laughil Blake and Tauriel flew up the straight to lead late for a three parts of a length verdict in 29.20.     

PEARL EMERGES

Slowest of the heat winners was the Paul Hennessy trained Kiltymon Pearl in a messy fifth heat.

She emerged from an opening bend melee in second and hit the front at the third turn. From there the Maiden Voyage Syndicate owned daughter of Droopys Cain and Rockburst Pearl eased on to beast Airdown Vimmerlu by six lengths in 29.48.