Ballyhooly Cian sets Curraheen Park alight

Ballyhooly Cian sets Curraheen Park alight
Andy Kelleher, owner/ trainer and Saoirse Barret, both Donoughmore at Curraheen Park, CorkPicture: Eddie O'Hare

Ballyhooly Cian put up a magnificent performance at a wet and windy Curraheen Park on Saturday night the October 17 son of Superior Product-Lemon Fabia stopping the clock in a top class 28.26.

Quickly at the head of affairs in the eight race, an A2, and then posting a brilliant 16.12 split to the third bend the Ashgrove Ten Syndicate, Ballyhooly owned and Tom O Neill trained blue left the opposition trailing in his wake his nearest pursuer at the line, Mucky Acela, all of twelve and a half lengths in arrears.

The winner now boasts the proud record of six wins from just thirteen career starts and his connections can now look forward to better things with this fellow.

Donal Lynch, Innishannon with Innishvilla for the Follow Us On Twitter 525 race at Curraheen Park, CorkPicture: Eddie O'Hare
Donal Lynch, Innishannon with Innishvilla for the Follow Us On Twitter 525 race at Curraheen Park, CorkPicture: Eddie O'Hare

Next best on the clock was the Jerome Crowley, Blarney owned Aherla Slickback who took the last in 28.64. Another with a fine strike rate he moved wide from his inside draw but he still had the pace to dispute the lead around the opening bend with Timmys Act but once they straightened up he asserted his superiority to go six clear into the third bend. Droopys Hamish, last around the opening bends took up the chase from between the final two bends and although finishing with a flourish he was still two adrift at the line.

Leons Machine owned by Leon McSweeney, Fairhill was another to put his good early pace to the best possible use when he took the sixth, an A2, in the third fastest of the night 28.91. A slick exit from trap four saw him lead from trap to line where he had two and a half lengths to spare over Thistimetom.

Anthony Murphy, trainer of Sophellie Divas gets weighted in with Cathal O'Sullivan, control steward for the Follow Us On Twitter 525 race at Curraheen Park, CorkPicture: Eddie O'Hare
Anthony Murphy, trainer of Sophellie Divas gets weighted in with Cathal O'Sullivan, control steward for the Follow Us On Twitter 525 race at Curraheen Park, CorkPicture: Eddie O'Hare

Glideaway Blake gave Pa Barrett his second winner of the week when he scored in the seventh, an A3, in 28.89. Owned by Michael Clarke, Croydon he too made every post a winning one coming home with three and a half lengths to spare over Woodbrook Laurel.

Peter Dowdeswell and the Sunoak Syndicate, Mitchelstown were also in the winner’s enclosure for the second night running this time courtesy of Sunoak Chieftain who showed fine stamina to take the fourth, an A3, in28.99.

Skiproe Martin looked all over a winner at the third bend when he moved smoothly into a three length advantage but the winner, only fourth at halfway, finished best of all to lead close home and claim a three quarter length victory.

Bitcoin Mavrik showed fine pace to take the third, an S2, in a smart 17.87 which saw the September 18 youngster chalk up his third career victory in a row to keep his unbeaten record intact. Trained by Kieran Lynch for The Bitcoin Gang Syndicate he was tardy from his trap five draw but then showing fine pace down the outside into the bend he quickly took control and then drew right away to have seven and a half lengths in hand at the line over Stop that Razzle.

Stephen Daly, Ballynoe brother of owner/trainer of Lady Saxon winner of The Upcoming Events 525 at Curraheen Park, CorkPicture: Eddie O'Hare
Stephen Daly, Ballynoe brother of owner/trainer of Lady Saxon winner of The Upcoming Events 525 at Curraheen Park, CorkPicture: Eddie O'Hare

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