Beast, for the kennel of Michael Moloney, Garryvoe, produced one of the performances of the night in Youghal on Wednesday night.
A 7-2 shot in the ring, the son of Ballymac Eske was soon in control of the race after showing plenty of pace to the corner. Mega Mary delivered a strong challenge throughout, but the winner battled gamely up the home straight to win the ultra-competitive A1. A neck the difference, in a stunning, 28.98.
TWOMEYS ON THE DOUBLE
In the sixth, an A4, Witches New York landed our nap selection winning for Liam Twomey, Lisgoold. Showing a lovely injection of pace around the opening bends to lead, the 6-4 favourite then quickly shot clear. All Jokes Aside made late gains to get within a length, in 29.62.
The Twomey's recorded a double in the ninth, Witches Montana finishing strongly to deny Hollyhill Derek in an exciting finish. The 7-2 winner getting up to win, by a short head, in 29.54.
IN OTHER RACES
Slaneyside Fern took over from the early paced Murdaniel Ilse and Derek Kehoe's strong running winner went on to take the seventh, an A3, in great style. Pulling away in the closing stages, the 7-2 shot was two and a half lengths clear of the early leader, in 29.01.
Supported during the day, Ardera Blake, who is trained by John Quinn for Willie Brennan, Mooncoin, made short work of his opposition in the third, an A5 contest. In front at the opening bend, the 6-4 favourite pulled clear to win, in 29.26. Elsinore Dick five and a half lengths back in second.
Unknown Shadow, for Tony Hegarty, Carrignavar, made it back-to-back wins in the fifth, an A2 contest. Railing well around the opening bends to take over from Side Tracked, the 6-4 favourite then showed plenty of pace to record a one-length success from the early leader, in 29.31.
The race of the night came in the 12th, where Kerryroad Butch was another to record back to back successes for trainer Kevin McLean. As usual, it was Chubky Exile who led early and he set a really strong early gallop.
However, when the winner turned second around the opening corners, she was always going to take some stopping. The door was closed at one stage, but she powered home to land the spoils. Supporting Emery came from the clouds to grab second, half a length back, in 28.92.