Barry Drake

Ardrath Pearl (Droopys Roddick-Ardrath Scarlett) treated Youghal patrons to a stunning winning performance in Youghal's seventh race on Monday night.

Trained by John Kiely for Youghal owner, Richenda Kelly, the 6-4 market leader produced the second-fastest run at Youghal track year, stopping the clock, in a brilliant 28.86. Tuckeys Charm set a very fast early pace but once Ardrath Pearl moved second heading down the back straight, she was then going to always take the world of beating. A strong finisher, she was in front at the final corner, pulling away in style, she ran on strongly to win, by four lengths, with Tuckeys Charm running a fine race in second. The winner is a member of a very smart litter and she is an exciting prospect going forward.


Ginger Ale (Tyrur Big Mike-Jalingo) returned to winning form in race six, an A5. In front from traps, Abbeyside May then showed big early to move three clear to halfway.

The Pat Moloney trained winner, a 7-2 chance, battled back bravely on the home straight. A length and a half the difference in 29.90.


The Pat Moloney kennel doubled up in race eight, an A3, when Tattoo (Tullymurry Act-Ardnacrusha Lady) came from off the pace to win.

There were plenty in with a chance heading around the final corner but Tattoo, an 11-4 shot, kept on best, beating Knockboy Caitlin, by three and a quarter length, in 29.75.

It was three on the night for the Pat Moloney kennel when Side tracked (Ballymac Eske-Jalingo) made a winning debut in race 11.

Soon in front, the 2-1 winner showed fine all-round pace to win, in 29.51. Two and a half lengths back to Slaneyside Odea in second.


In the previous race, Coran Ivy (Kinloch Brae-Rising Ivy) was another to make a winning debut. Well backed at 2-1, the Damian Fleming and Patrick Crowley owned runner dominated from start to finish, in 29.49. A length and a half back to Castlerock Sally in second.
In race four, an A4, Witches Colombia (Head Bound-Witches Belle) justified 11-8 favouritism to continue the flying run of form for Lisgoold trainer Liam Twomey. Slaneyside Ashly led early but the winner was very strong from halfway. Half a length clear at the line, in 29.62.
Bingo Player (Droopys Nidge-Slaneyside Cool) came home in front to win race nine, an A6, for Kate O'Driscoll, Killeagh. Making serious headway down the back, she went on to beat Kittys Pip, by a length, in 29.89.
Race two, an A4, went the way of Elfordstown Mona (Sir Paddy-Bootscootin), who battled extremely hard to outrun Sarou Sharon late on. A length between the front two in 29.93. The 11-2 shot winning for Denis Deane and Patrick Hegarty, Midelton.
Tomahurra Cody (Pat C Sabbath-Tomahurra Sue) came home well to beat Flair Henry in race five, an A6. Michael O’Callaghan’s 4-1 shot coming home with a length and a half to spare over Flair Henry, in 29.93.
Inniskeen Max (Jaytee Hellcat-Butterlys Cosmo) recorded back to back victories in rave three, an A7. The 3-1 winner, who is trained by Jake Faul for his father Sean Faul, broke well and quickly took control. Always in charge, he came home six and a half lengths clear of Conna Kingsroad, in 29.93.
The kennel of Derek Kehoe, Thurles, was on the scoresheet after Slaneyside Omaly (Piercestown Sand-Slaneyside Zaoa) delivered a career-best performance to win race 10, an A4, at odds of 6-1. Conna Postoffice half a length behind, in 29.44.

The opener, an A4, went the way of 7-4 favourite Sovetsky (Droppys Nidge-Coolavanny Royce). Tracking the pace in second early on, the winner took over between the final corners, staying on well, she crossed the line with a length and a half to spare over Slaneyside Niamh, in 29.58, winning for Killian Cronin and Conor McCarthy, Youghal.