Meeting Friday November 23rd
The highlight on a bitterly cold Friday night was a `Pepsi` double for Longford Track Chairman P.V. Fallon. The first leg of the double was landed in the opener, an A7 contest, with Pepsi Jay (Kinloch Brae-Pepsi Tops) who was very quickly away and went well clear of the chasing pack up the far side. Maintaining a strong gallop throughout, Pepsi Jay came home 5 1/2 lengths clear of Readstown Star in 29.49.
The `Pepsi` double was completed in the sixth race when Pepsi Crasher (Crash-Pepsi Tops) made the most of being drafted in from the reserve panel. He took it up from the fast starting Sandstorm Ella going into the opening corner and once in front pulled away in the home straight to beat Sandstorm Ella by a couple of lengths in 18.10.
Marcella Clyne’s Clydal Daisey (Hometown Boy Nga-Clydal Susie) was a very smart winner of the 8th race, an S1 sprint, when she showed the best pace up to the opening corner to lead and was always comfortably holding the chasing Kildallon Rapid by 2 1/2 lengths in a useful 17.92.
Meeting Monday November 19th
The two semi-finals of the Fast Trap Kennel Supplies A3 570, worth 1,100 euro to the winner, and kindly sponsored by Tommy Kerrigan were the main attraction at Longford Track on Monday night week last. The Colm Mulvaney owned, Kevin Losty trained Kilduff Scarlet (Shelbourne Aston-Classy Clover) was an impressive winner of the second semi-final, when, after leading around the opening corner from Mooney The Man, she showed a good turn of middle pace to go well clear up the far side. Mooney The Man gave chase, but could make no impression, as Kilduff Scarlet maintained a strong gallop throughout to come home 4 lengths clear in a smart 31.00.
Yours And Mine and Clydal Rumble had a good buckle to the sprint box in the second semi-final. At this point Tom Clyne’s Clydal Rumble (Ace Hi Rumble-Clydal Susie) kicked on to go well clear up the far side and came home untroubled 7 lengths clear of Yours And Mine in 31.18.
The Michael Finneran/Eddie Dunne combination were on the mark in the 4th race with Curramore Pride (Hades Rocket-Curramore Stride) who was quickly away and avoiding first bend crowding went well clear of the chasing Barbersfort Jake up the far side. Maintaining a good gallop throughout, Curramore Pride came home untroubled for a 7 lengths success over the running on Sineogron in 29.24.
Derryadd Diva (Kinloch Brae-Strand Reta) landed the `bumper` for Kevin Kenny. A quick start set her up for victory as she was pushed very hard throughout by Danny’s Legacy who could find no more as Derryadd Diva stayed on well to win by 3 lengths in 29.33.