DEREK IN FULL CONTROL FOR CORRIN TEAM

DEREK IN FULL CONTROL FOR CORRIN TEAM

Barry Drake

CORRIN DEREK (Confident Rankin-Corrin Emma) confirmed his status as a promising youngster when recording a magnificent 28.92 in Youghal's twelfth race on Wednesday night.

Willie Kelleher's January puppy had shown plenty of promise in his two previous outings around Curraheen Park, but he really put it all together in this. Taking over at the opening corner, he then showed massive gears to pull away from a decent field. Rapid Jack kept him up to his work throughout, but the most impressive winner still had four lengths to spare at the line.

CHUNKY DOES IT AGAIN

In the following race, Chunky Exile put on another fine display to make it a fabulous six wins from his last eight career starts.

He faced some talented sorts in the A0/A1 event, but once again, the classy winner delivered another outstanding display. Ardrath Pearl was quickest into stride, but the winner drove a lovely opening corner to lead. Flying down the back, he was soon four clear. However, Ardrath Pearl is a strong stayer, and he was closing turning for home. At the winning line, just a neck separated the front two, in 29.01.

POWERFUL DISPLAY

Witches Phoenix made it back to back wins in the fourth. Owned and trained by Liam Twomey, Lisgoold, the supported 5-4 favourite put on another stunning display.

Chasing Unknown Shadow down the back straight, she proved far too strong late on, pulling three lengths clear of Unknown Shadow, in 29.10. Another outstanding performance from the winner.

DOUBLE UP

The Twomey's doubled when Witches Sonia (10-3) returned to her best form in race eight, an A4.

Pulling clear down the far side, she held the flying late finish of Safari Silver, a length and a half the difference, in 29.26.

WIN NUMBER 27 FOR THE BORO

The prolific Beatbytheboro made it win number 27 of his racing career with another top-notch display in race seven, an A0-A1.

Flying from traps, the Kevin McLean-trained runner, Clonmel, a 13-8 favourite, held all challengers to win, in 29.10. Hollyhill Tess a length back, in 29.10.

BOOM FOR OZ

Knockagrump Oz impressed when putting on a polished performance to take the fifth, an A3, in 29.18.

Coran Ivy broke best, but the 7-2 winner was alongside at halfway. Gaining the upper hand on the turns for home, Brendan Kearney's runner pulled three lengths clear of the early leader, in 29.18.