Lemon Nicky produced a fantastic performance in the €1,080 to the winner final of the Jimmy O'Mahoney & WTSC Memorial A3 stake at Kilcohan Park on Saturday night.
A November puppy, the Denis Lennon owned and trained runner was sent off the well-fancied 4-6 favourite. Flying into the opening corner, the son of Droopys Sydney and Lemon Lucy was in cruise control as the bright prospect flew around the opening turns in front. Pulling clear down the back straight, the race was over as a contest. Just like last time, the impressive winner clocked another fabulous 28.73, nine lengths clear of her nearest rival which was Rockmount Wings.
STRONG PERFORMANCE FROM RONNIE
Ronnies Flyer (3-1) set the standard in the semi-finals of the SIS A1 550 Waterford Guineas.
Owned and trained by James Murphy, the Youghal raider took up the running at the opening corner and from there it was always going to take a special performance to beat the strong running son of Kinloch Brae. Toker Highway made late gains in the closing stages but the winner still had a length and a half to spare, in 30.02. Five and a half lengths behind the runner up in third was Rathbawn Miley in third.
CHARM ON TOP FORM FOR MICHAEL
Effernogue Charm took the opening semi-final for Michael Nolan.
Only four went to traps and it was Explosive Sash who set the early fractions. The 2-1 winner took up the running along the inside at the third corner and the daughter of Ballymac Eske then stayed on gamely to land the spoils. A two-length success, in 30.33, with Almighty Denzo best of the rest in second. Aclamon Lola a further length and a half back in third.