RUNNINTA YORK SETS THE STANDARD IN CURRAHEEN PARK

RUNNINTA YORK SETS THE STANDARD IN CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

RUNNINTA YORK, trained by Johnny Linehan for owners the Runninta-Syndicate, set the standard in Curraheen Park on Saturday night as the 6-4 joint-favourite clocked 28.58 when winning the fifth race of the night, an A1, in 28.58.

In a great early battle with Ashgrove Moana, the winner gained the upper hand at the third corner, pulling away upfront, the son of Laughil Blake stayed on nicely to record a third career victory. Satin Bluebell ran on well for second, three lengths behind the impressive winner. 

GREAT FRONT RUNNING DISPLAY FROM SATIN CORA

Satin Cora landed the €1,500 final of the Davy O'Brien Memorial A2 stake.

In a contest that was full of fast starters, it was the Eugene Sheehan owned runner who won the early battle. Powering down the back straight, the 3-1 shot was soon three lengths clear of Mucky Jordan. The lead was reduced to a length and a half at the line, but there was stopping Satin Cora, a brilliant 28.85 winning performance from what looked like a tough draw, out in trap five. 

KENNEL IN FORM

The kennel of John and Marguerite O'Donoghue is enjoying a magnificent couple of months and Brogan Defender was another winner for the local kennel as the 6-4 favourite delivered a fine performance to win the €1,000 Go Greyhound Racing A1 stake final.

Couldn't Say was quickest from traps, showing great early pace, but the winner tracked beautifully around the opening corners and he was soon in front. Once he took over at the head of affairs, the outcome was never in doubt. Strong in front, the Brogan runner came home with two lengths to spare over Ballyboy Deme, in 28.94.