Thurles Park held a nine race card last night and there were several performances of note on the night.
It didn't take long for the action to take off as in the opening contest of the night Borna Rhythm bounced back from his opening race defeat for owner, Ruairi Dwan. Fast away wearing the stripes, the well bred son of ‘Cloran Paddy - Borna Gem’ outpaced his rivals and never saw another tail as he ran out a clear winner by seven lengths. The time was a quick calculated 28.90.
VAN DIJK SCORES
Shortly after, Long Van Dijk produced an impressive debut display to run away with his novice event. Jointly owned by John and Brian Doyle, the son of ‘Droopys Cain - Bangla Road’ built on his fantastic qualifying spin to fly from traps and lead comfortably throughout. Over twelve lengths too strong at the winning line, the time was a very fast 28.78.
LILLIE THE BOSS
Owned by Frank Tynan and Oliver Moriarty, Lillies Boss got back to winning ways in the very next race with a trap to line performance.
A dog in possession of fine early pace, as seen in Clonmel, Lillies Boss certainly bossed the early running from trap one and looked an all-out winner thereafter. The brindle set a fine gallop down the back straight and despite coming under some late pressure from Star Blake in second, the son of ‘Aero Majestic - Lillie For Gold’ held firm to win by a length. The time was a good 28.88.
MILO MAKES ALL
It certainly was a night for the fast starts at Thurles and Araglen Milo added to that with a make-all performance for the Pie in the Sky syndicate.
Pinging out of trap two early doors, Araglen Milo dictated the early running and it was lights out for the remainder of the field thereafter. Never under any threat in the closing stages of the event, the daughter of ‘Tyrur Big Mike - Tipp The Deise’ claimed a four length win, in a nice time of 28.79.
There was also a very likeable performance over the two bend distance and this came from the Pat Guilfoyle trained Geelo Brezza.
A serial winner across the water, luck wasn't on the side of Geelo Brezza in the National Sprint at Dundalk but he certainly got things right last night as he was quickly into stride from trap six to take control entering the opening corner. Never a contest thereafter, the son of ‘Good News - Gurrane Princess’ stormed up the straight to win by a convincing four lengths. The time was a red hot 17.74.