JAMES COSTINE OFF THE MARK AS TRAINER

JAMES COSTINE OFF THE MARK AS TRAINER

Barry Drake

James Costine recorded his first success as a licenced trainer when Fair And Square took the Youghal Track Supporters’ Lotto A4 in great style on Monday night.

A purchase at the recent sales at the track, he finished runner-up on his first two starts for new connections and made it third time lucky when stretching clear late on to win in 29.27.

TWOMEY DOUBLE

Liam Twomey recorded a double courtesy of Witches Colombia and Witches France.

The former racked up the 12th success of her career with a customarily fast finish in the A2, recording 29.06.

Twomey doubled up when Witches France belied a return to A0/A1 company with a fine performance in race seven. Slaneyside Major set a strong gallop but the winner delivered a well-timed effort to win in 29.11.

IMPRESSIVE

Conna Otter impressed with his winning performance in race 11, an A3.

Trained by John Kiely for Sean Noonan, he tracked the opening bends particularly well to lead early in the back and raced clear in great style to post 29.03.

CORRIN DOUBLE

Corrin Chick built on her debut promise by taking the opener, an A7.

William Kelleher’s October pup chased the pace of Geelo Tess before pouncing late to claim victory in 29.88.

It was two on the night when Willie Kelleher after Corrin Margie ran away with the A5. A litter sister to the earlier winner, she clocked a fantastic 29.26.

PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT

The performance of the night came in the closing race.

Henning Olesen's For One Moment producing a spectacular performance when running out a most convincing winner of the A2. A powerful display to win easily, in 28.96.