MAKE THAT SIX ON THE BOUNCE FOR RODNEY

MAKE THAT SIX ON THE BOUNCE FOR RODNEY

Barry Drake

BAUNFAUN RODNEY remains the toughest of nuts to crack around Youghal and in taking Monday night's feature, a mini-open/A1, for Henning Olesen, he completed a six-timer. 

Bringing his tally to 11 wins in 14 runs at this venue, he led early, was passed going down the back, but led again turning for home and held the late run of Garryvoe Captain by a length in 29.30.

CRACKING FINISH

There was a cracking finish to the A2, in which Gypsy Sailor, trained by Donal Douglas.

Battled on bravely to deny fellow last-time-out winner Castlerock Pippa by the minimum margin, in 29.02 – a career-best effort for both.

RESERVE RUNNER WINS IN STYLE

Canvas Maud was drafted in from the reserves for the ninth race, an A5, and made the most of the opportunity.

Jerry Kelleher’s bitch led into the bend, and thereafter raced right away to win easily in 29.34.

IN OTHER RACES

Slaneyside Major brought his tally to six wins in 20 starts when taking the finale, an A2. Derek Kehoe’s dog went clear down the back and just held the late rush of reserve Canvas Flyer, in 29.19.

The closing race went the way of exciting youngster Burgess Sparta. Owned by Julia O'Neill, the bright prospect was making it two wins from just two career outings in the A1.

He didn't break as well as he did on debut, but he showed plenty of pace to deny Blitzn Jet, by three lengths, in 29.16.