THERE were a couple of very flashy runs at Youghal track on Wednesday night. None more so than the 28.81 winning effort of Ardrath Pearl, who beat a high-class field to take race 11, an A0/A1, for trainer John Kiely and local Youghal owner, Richenda Kelly.
The daughter of Droopys Roddick and Ardrath Scarlett has always shown tremendous pace, and once she broke in front, she was always going to produce a remarkable run. A career-best start, she led around the opening turns from Fantasy Tommy. As hard as they tried in behind, they could never land a blow up front. So strong and powerful, Ardrath Pearl delivered an inch-perfect performance to make a winning return to the seaside venue. Glowing Exile got the better of the rest for second place, two and a half lengths behind the 2-1 winner, in quickest of the night, a unique, 28.81.
TIMMY AND ANDY ON TOP FORM
In the previous race, an A2/A3, it was no surprise to see Timmys Act dip under the 29-second barrier for in-form trainer, Andy Lynch.
Usually competing at the top level, the well supported 4-7 jolly bounced out in front and made every yard of the running. Winning in style, he came home with four lengths to spare over Philipstown Bid, in a brilliant, 28.95. It's been well documented in recent weeks that there is just no stopping the kennel of Andy Lynch at this current time.
WITCHES BACK TO HER BEST
Witches Houston, for the kennel of Liam Twomey, Lisgoold, bounced back to her very best with a powerful display in race seven.
Sent off a 3-1 chance for the A2 event, she turned third around the opening turns as Conna Foxrock led from Beatbytheboro. The last-named took over heading for home, but he was unable to hold the flying late finish of the winner. A length separating the front two, in 29.03. A magnificent winning display.
Cunnigar Spice made it two wins from just three career outings with a superb winning effort in race 10, an A4.
Owned by Aoife O'Keeffe, Dungarvan, the supported 5-4 market leader drove a brave opening bend to lead. From there, she showed massive gears to beat Ballyvodane Boy, by two and a half lengths, in 29.21.
ALL THE WAY FOR KYLE
In race four, an A2, Slaneyside Kyle put on a classy performance to make all the running.
Owned and trained by Derek Kehoe, Thurles, the 9-4 market leader had to battle extremely hard to fend off Witches Athens. A length and a half the margin, in 29.15.