NOMORE DRAMA AND HOLLYHILL BELLER GO QUICKEST IN YOUGHAL

NOMORE DRAMA AND HOLLYHILL BELLER GO QUICKEST IN YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

Ger Gubbins, John Kiely, and Richard Whitley all recorded doubles in Youghal on Wednesday night.

JOHN KIELY DOUBLE

May puppy Ardrath Benny recorded back-to-back wins in the sixth, an A2 contest.

Out the back early, the son of Droopys Buick showed impressive back straight pace to get involved. Finishing strongly, the 5-1 winner got up on the line to deny early leader Curragh Sky, by a short head, in 29.53, making it a double for trainer John Kiely. Owned by Richenda Kelly, Youghal, he looks like a fine prospect.

Areyouathome, trained by John Kiely for Ann Marie Keane, Cork, did it the hard way in the opener. The May puppy kept on best to win the A4, by a length and a half, in 29.61.

WHITLEY DOUBLE

In the third, an A3, Richard Whitley's Whitty Champ put on a strong finish to reel in Deady Kate.

A 29.75 winning performance from the 9-2 shot with just a short head separating the front two.

Whitley doubled up in the fifth, Whitty Mccoy driving a great opening corner to lead. Always in control from there, he recorded a third career victory, in 29.76, at odds of 5-1. Stunning Sparky three lengths back.

GUBBINS DOUBLE

It was all about early pace in race eight, an A4, as Hollyhill Eaba dominated from start to finish. Owned by Caoimhe Gubbins, Fermoy, the 2-1 favourite pulled out all the stops to win, in 29.49.

Hollyhill Beller delivered a superb 29.13 winning performance in race 10 completing the Ger Gubbins. Clear down the back, the 3-1 shot ran on well to beat Slaneyside Pogo, by two and a half lengths.

IN OTHER RACES

Transmission, for the kennel of Michael Moloney, Garryvoe, finally put it all together in race four, an A5. Once he led early, it was game over. All one-way traffic upfront, the 7-4 joint-favourite stormed clear to win, in 29.27, seven lengths clear of Charlies Buddy.

The race of the night came in the seventh, an A0-A1, Marlfield Niamh making it win number four on just her sixth career outing. Owned by Patrick Brady, Clonmel, she looked in all sorts of trouble after breaking last. Showing bundles of pace, the 9-2 shot got the better of early leader Seaview Boss, by half a length, in 29.27.

In the closing race on the card, Billy Dalton's Nomore Drama made the perfect return to racing action when winning the A3 in 29.13. Sent off the even-money favourite, the winner was quickest into stride, moving clear down the back straight, she came home clear, winning in style. A beautiful front running winning performance from the big early pacer.