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Final of the Poker Players A3 took place on Saturday

Final of the Poker Players A3 took place on Saturday

The final of the Poker Players A3 525 resulted in a win for the Brigid Rafter owned Boozed Bubble [Hometown Boy - Campions Folly] who came from behind .Here Lady Long Heir made the early running and lead to the top bends where Zip Bullet took it up and was still in front turning for home where the winner came through and got up to score by a length from Zip Bullet in a time of 29.56 with We Was Happy another length back in third place. The winners prize here was E1750.

Race one: The opener was won by Fully Charged [Duke Special -Lightfoot Lady]owned by Keith Mason . Leading down the winner was always in front and held off the late challenge of Crosstheriver by a length and a half in a good 29.50. Slaneyside Jody was another half length back in third place. The winner was making it three wins from five starts and is an august puppy.

Race two: The second race on the card resulted in a runaway win for the Johnny Doyle trained Pakies Ramble [Goldmine Ramble - Goldmine Sally] owned by Patrick Doheny. Having his second race the winner led down and went right away on the back straight to score by fourteen lengths from Biarritz in a time of 29.44 with Active Heather another two and a half lengths back in third place.

Race three: This race a semi final of the Track Supporters Club A5 Stake was won by Beanos Ellie [Rayvin Giovanni - Beanos Ash] owned by James Flavin and Michael McCormack who came from early leader Dirt Bird to get up to score by a half length in a time of 33.70 with Droopwellsec another three lengths back in third place.The winner was winning for the third time.

Race four: The fourth race a sprint was won by Colmyard Sally [Loyal Honcho - Poochie Of Aus] who clocked 19.89 when taking it up at the top bend from Parkill Matilda and went away to score by two lengths from Parkill with Florida Dubh another two lengths back in third place. The winner is an October puppy.

Race five: The second semi final of the Supporters Club A5 was won by Leigh Buster [Kinloch Brae - Boomtown Exile] owned by Patrick J O Connor. Here Monadreen Jass made the early running and led to the last bends where winner slipped through on the rails and went on to score by a length from Pre Tax Profit in a time of 33.69 with Borna Donna another two and a half lengths back in third place.

Race six: Sinead Brennans Slaneyside Yank [Premier Fantasy -Slaneyside Sue] who clocked 34.05. here Fanningstown Ace made the early running and led to the bend where the winner took it up and went on to score by a half length from Kilmessan Leader with Fanningstown another two and a half lengths back in third place.The winner was making it four career wins.

Race seven: The seventh race a semi final of the Arravale Rovers GAA club A2/A3 was won by Thomas Eric O Sullivans Ericks Bloom [Run On Boy - Molly Bloom] who came through on the home stretch to win. Here Tullowmac Java made the early running and led to the last bend where the winner came through and went on to score by two lengths from Tullowmac Java in a time of 29.54 with Pine Talent another length and a half back in third place.

Race eight: The second semi final was won by Drunken Thought [Ballintore Brave - Tai Lass] owned by the Cocktail Syndicate and trained by Joe Tobin. Who scored an easy win. Although led in the early stages the winner took it up at the bend and from here on was never headed going right away to score by eight lengths in a good 29.23 with Farloe Chico another two lengths back in third place. The winner was making it eleven career wins.

Friday Night

The fastest time recorded on Friday night was that of the Brendan Everard owned and trained Sound Of Trains [Cloonturk Champ - Debidee Nania] who took this semi final of the Track Supporters Club A6 stake. From traps the winner led and was never headed and crossed the line four and a half lengths clear of Hattys Haste in a time of 29.44 with Active Air another head back in third place.

Race one: Trainer David Flanagan was on the mark in the first race with Margaret Flanagans Leamaneigh Rose [Micks Savings - Leamaneigh Beag] who came from behind. Dream Come True was the early leader and led to the home stretch where the winner came through with a flying late run and got up to win by a short head in a time of 29.87 with Sona Saoirse another length back in third place.The winner was making it two wins from four starts.

Race two: The second race a sprint was won by Sean O Dwyers Derin Hope [Ballymac Maeve - Deirin Moon] .After a fairly level break the winner took it up fairly quickly and went on to score by two and a half lengths from Quanns Girl in 19.73 with Slaneyside Magee another length back in third place.

Race three: The novice Diego Force [Diego Meister - Private Ferrina] owned by Paul Ryan .Suir Millie was the early leader with the winner taking it up on the run to the bend and from here on was never headed going right away to score by nine lengths from Hawks Power in a time of 29.77 with Donegal Ace another length back in third place.

Race four: This race a heat of the Track Supporters Club A6 was won in 30.02 by Gerry Younges Pop Over Katie [Westmead Hawk - Pop Over Susie] who clocked 30.02.After a fairly level break Jotop Casey took it up on the back straight and led to the top bends where the winner came through on the rails and went on to score by three lengths from Kyzer Prince in 30.02 with Slaney Medusa another three lengths back in third place.

Race six: The sixth race a sprint resulted in a dead heat between Emers Duke[Duke Special - Glengall Beauty] and Micks Cool Dude [Hondo Black - Parnell Daisy] .From traps it was Emers Duke who led from Micks .On the run for home Micks came with a strong late run to get up to divide the spoils with Emers in a good 19.59 with Greenane Bingo another two lengths back in third place.

Race seven: The seventh race on the card was won by Paul Hogans Fivealley Queen [Cashen Legend - Adebayer] who made every post a winning one clocking 29.45 when holding off the late challenge of a strong finishing Itellyagirl with Killowney Flame another short head back in third place. The winner is an October puppy .

Race eight: Finally the last race on the card was won by Apple Stan [Hondo Black - Bisto Boxer] owned by Catherine and Clive Taylor . Leading from flagfall the winner was never headed and crossed the line two and a half lengths clear of Tagalong Hi Rum in a time of 29.53.