SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FROM WITHCES HOUSTON

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FROM WITHCES HOUSTON

Barry Drake

It was all about Liam Twomey's Witches Houston in Youghal on Wednesday night as the 7-4 favourite delivered one of those really special winning performances.

Just making the corner in front, she pulled three clear of Battle to halfway. That lead was increasing all the way home, galloping powerfully to the line, the classy lady scored by six lengths, in a magnificent, 28.94, to win the fifth, an A2 contest.

JAKE ON TOP FORM
Next best on the clock was Heatherhill Jake, who took the closing race on the card, in a quick, 29.22.
Trained by Adam Dunford for Des Fitzpatrick, the winner bounced out in front, showing terrific pace throughout, he beat the gallant Canvas Pip, by three lengths.

PROMISING YOUNGSTER
Promising youngster Cruz Storm made no mistake in the second, a really smart 29.37 winning run, in the A4, for Pat Moloney, Garryvoe.

A 9-4 shot, he missed the break ever so slightly but showed plenty of early pace to slip around in front. In control down the back, Seaview Misty got within a length at the last corner, but the son of Laughil Blake pulled away on the home straight to win, by four and a half lengths, from Ballyvodane Boy.

SHANE RONAYNE DOUBLE
Trumpers Beauty, for Shane Ronayne, Mallow, showed plenty of early zip to race clear in the seventh, an A5, winning in style, posting a smart, 29.90, at odds of 11-4.

Trumpers Dalo completed the double when making the most of the rails pitch to win the tenth, an A4, in 29.67. Once he hit the front, the outcome was never in doubt. A four-length victory for the 11-8 favourite.

DEREK KEHOE DOUBLE
The opener, an A8-A10, went the way of Slaneyside Major, for the Thurles kennel of Derek Kehoe, in 30.01.

Kehoe also took the eleventh, this time with front running Slaneyside Maisy, who shot clear early to win the A4, in 29.53, at odds of 2-1