THREE ON THE BOUNCE FOR MILLROAD RUBEN

THREE ON THE BOUNCE FOR MILLROAD RUBEN

Barry Drake

Millroad Ruben delivered a brilliant front running display in the final of the Greyhound Make Great Pets A3 550 at Curraheen Park on Saturday night. 

Trained by Johnny O'Sullivan for owners Jim Hughes and Shane Dale, the 2-1 winner broke well and soon took up the running. Setting a strong pace throughout, the outcome never looked in any doubt. A most impressive winning display with the in-form winner making it a hat trick of straight successes. A classy 29.76 winning performance in the €750 to the winner event. Fleetwood Time was five lengths back in second, with Flomac Boy four and a half lengths back in third.

POWERFUL EFFORT

In race eight, the AA0, Galvarino posted an exceptional 28.49.

 Trained by Johnny Linehan for owners the Step-Into-My-Office-Syndicate, the 6-4 shot made the most of what looked like a drop-in class to return to winning ways. Witches San Jose took them along at a really strong gallop and she moved five clear of Galvarino to halfway. However, the winner is a powerful stayer over this trip and he pulled out all the stops in the latter stages. Getting up late on, he beat Witches San Jose, by half a length.

IN OTHER RACES - HOLLAND TREBLE

In the second of the night, the open sprint, it was Clona Skye who scored for trainer Graham Holland and owner Kevin O'Brien.

A smashing performance from the 7-4 second choice of the punters. Making the most of the drop in trip, Clona Skye proved two lengths too strong for Farranrory Megan, in 17.66.

Graham Holland made it three on the night in the tenth, an A1 550, with Part Blake winning for owners Una Creed and Mary O'Connor. Breaking best along the centre of the track, the 7-4 winner was in full flight heading around the opening turns. Quickly opening up in front, he pulled clear and the promising winner came home six lengths clear of Scarty Jet, in 29.86.

Holland had earlier scored with Rathcoole Fox, the experienced tracker recording a tenth career success in the Open 525. Owned by the Parachute-Syndicate, the 2-1 winner looked in trouble early on. Last heading into the opening turn, Rathcoole Fox enjoyed a dream run around the opening corners to move second. Finishing strong, he clocked 28.78 when getting the better of Fitzys Last, who was clear heading down the back, by a length and a half.