SENSATIONAL FROM SKYLIGHT BLAKE

SENSATIONAL FROM SKYLIGHT BLAKE

Barry Drake

Fresh from his top-class performance in Youghal on Monday night, Skylight Blake delivered another sensational performance in Curraheen Park on Saturday night.

Trained by Nicky Walsh for the Skylight-Syndicate, the 6-4 second choice of the punters bolted from traps to take control right away. In truth, it was all one-way traffic upfront as the star tracker was on top form once again.

Powering up the home straight, he came home with three lengths to spare over Serene Ace, in a superb 17.44, making it win number 21 of his career. 

DAVY O'BRIEN MEMORIAL A2 STAKE

Rallying Joy went quickest in the opening round of the Davy O'Brien Memorial A2 stake.

Favourite Single Bullet stormed clear early, but the 3-1 winner kept on strongly to land the spoils for trainer Ken Duce. The fast-finishing Witches France got within a head, in 28.68, with half a length back to the early pacesetter in third.

FRONT RUNNING

Eugene Sheehan's Satin Cora put on another outstanding front running winning performance to take the second heat in 28.83, at odds of 4-1.

Winning the all-important early lead was key and she came home with five lengths to spare over Knockbay Kay. A further three lengths back to Rosstemple Syd in third.

ALL THE WAY

In the opening heat, Drive On Scamp another to lead all the way.

Owned by Christopher O'Donovan, the 5-2 shot showed exceptional early pace to dominate from start to finish. Mucky Jordan three lengths back in second, the time a useful 28.85. Three and a half lengths back to Rosstemple Moss in third place.

PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT

The performance of the night came in the closing race as Giddyupgonzo made it a night to remember for trainer Pat Kiely.
In the ownership of the Creamer-Dreamers-Syndicate, the strongly fancied 4-6 favourite flew from trap one, putting on a wonderful performance to win, in 28.52. Droopys Highest running a big race in second, just a length back. 

IN OTHER RACES

In the previous race, Liam Murphy's Quivers Pebbles showed his liking for the rails pitch once more. Following up on his recent winning performance, the even-money favourite put on another fine show.

Soon in front, he kept on gamely to beat Ferryforth Teddy, by a length and a half, in 28.77. 

In the A1 550, Blackrose Tadhg impressed when winning for trainer Johnny Linehan and owner Eric Cantillion. The 4-1 shot was out the back early, showing plenty of pace down the back straight to go second, it was clear he was going to take some stopping. Coconut Crash was taking them along up front, but the winner was far too strong in the latter stages. A 30.01 winning performance from the improving November puppy.