IN FORM HOLLYHILL TESS MAKES IT THREE ON THE BOUNCE

IN FORM HOLLYHILL TESS MAKES IT THREE ON THE BOUNCE

Barry Drake

In-form lady Hollyhill Tess produced another magnificent performance at Youghal track last night. Sent off an 11-2 outsider for race seven, an A2, the winner was making it three straight wins when beating a strong field.

Witches Suzy made most of the running, with Hollyhill Tess taking over on the home straight. Define Moment ran on for second, half a length behind the most impressive winner, in 29.40.

ONE WAY TRAFFIC

It was all one-way traffic in race two, an A4.

The 2-1 favourite Seaview Bainin leading at the opening corner and pulling clear to beat Goldie, by five and a half lengths, in 29.46, for the Walsh brothers, Ring.

ON THE LINE

It didn't look likely for most of the journey but Chirpys Gang got up on the line to win race three, an A5.

He had plenty to do at halfway but the 7-4 favourite finished strongly to deny Watch Out Socks, by a short head, in 29.64.

OUTCLASSED

Supporting Trump totally outclassed her opposition to win race four, an A3.

Once she got the gap at the third corner, the 11-4 winner then pulled away to beat Joeys Gang, by four lengths, in 29.42.

IN OTHER RACES

Race five, an A7, went the way of Hollyhill Magic, for Ger Gubbins, Fermoy. In control early, the 9-2 shot kept on gamely to record a maiden victory. On her fifth career outing, she beat Chunky Exile, by three lengths, in 29.88.
Without a win in 18 previous outings, Aloha Saratoga came home in front for the very first time when winning race nine, an A5. Once he turned in second, he looked dangerous, finishing well, he beat Flair Henry, by half a length, in 29.75.
Thurles based trainer Derek Kehoe continued his fine recent run of form with a win in race six, an A6, with the improving Slaneyside Ashly. In a battle with Hollyhill Vogue down the back, the 6-4 favourite got the upper hand in the latter stages to win, by a length and a half, in 29.96.
Watch Out Doll delivered a front running display in race eight, an A6. Making all the running for Mark Drinan and Kay Shanahan, in 29.77.
Midfield early, Kilrush Jake showed plenty of pace when storming home to win race 10, an A4. Maurice Whelan's 9-4 chance gaining an overdue success, in 29.32, three and a half lengths clear of Beanos Bartlemy.
Fairhill Corney made a winning debut in the opener. Julia O'Neill's runner winning with plenty to spare, in 29.92, at odds of 5-4.
Race 11, an A3, went the way of Faulks Lane, for trainer John Kiely and Diarmuid Keogh, Youghal. A 29.48 winning run from the improving puppy at odds of 7-2.
Knocknacrump Rio came out on top in the closing race. Brendan Kearney's runner, a 2-1 chance, winning in 30.22.