Peter Farrell

Tiger Roll had notched twenty career victories prior to last night and although heading into his sixth year, the Thomas Connor-trained veteran once again proved a cut above his rivals for a 21st time last night at Galway.

Running in race nine, the August 16’ whelp, jointly owned by Rhys Higgins and Michael Connor, was installed a 3/1 chance and he was paw perfect at traps in leading his rivals comfortably into the opening corner. From here, it was always going to take a powerful effort to reel in Tiger Roll as the son of Laughil Blake and Goodnight Kate set a fine gallop thereafter to cross the line two and a half lengths clear of 4/6 favourite, Fast Fit Felix, in second. The time was a good 29.30 .20s.


The fastest time on the night over the standard trip came in the concluding race of the night as Kilcormack Sky notched an eleventh career win.

Owned by Gerard Finn, Kilcormack Sky was a 6/4 chance in the market and after a decent break from six, she took charge at the second turn. A very consistent sort, the daughter of Taylors Sky and Kilcormack Aine is known for her strong running style and she duly maintained a powerful gallop thereafter to see off Croaghill Annie by three lengths in 29.11 .20s. 


In the opening race of the night, Annadown Daisy justified her 2/5 price tag with a comprehensive win for owner Stephen Dillon. Well supported on debut when having to settle for third, the May 20’ daughter of Pat C Sabbath and Rocken Pearl made no such mistakes last night as she took charge at the opener before crossing the line six lengths clear of Bargain Bliss in second. The time was 29.31 .20s.

Derrymoyle Pat (Pat C Sabbath - My Special One) is another who is more than familiar with the winner’s enclosure and John Kelly’s charge secured his eleventh career victory in race seven. Going to traps a 2/1 chance, Derrymoyle Pat was swiftly into stride from trap five and he was never under threat of surrendering the lead as he came home three lengths clear of Darla The Queen in second. The time was 29.39 .20s.

In the very next race, Come On Charlie produced a smart performance in coming from last to first to score for Bridget and Patrick O’Loughlin. Sluggish into stride wearing the stripes, the 3/1 chance trailed the field early on before making some swift progress down the back. In full throttle rounding the bottom two bends, the son of Ballymac Eske and Pats Black Lady finished at a rate of knots to claim a one length victory over Grangeview Best in second. The time was 29.26 .20s.

Stephen Murray is never too far away at Galway and he notched a victory in race ten as Give It Up recorded a sixth career win. Owned by the Three-Pointer-Syndicate, Give It Up broke well from six and the fawn showed good determination to develop daylight entering the back straight. Setting a strong gallop thereafter, Give It Up drew clear of his rivals to come home five lengths better off than nearest rival, Banter Blitz, in second. The time for the son of Azza Azza Azza and Demon Cause was 29.22 .20s.