There was night of enjoyable racing in Kilkenny track on Friday with good action on the track and plenty of action in the ring. The main race was the Droopys Stud a2 race where a strong case could be made for five of the six runners.
After a level start, Run Away Girl got the bend from the pack but between the bends, she was passed by Ashwood Henry.
Ashwood Henry was unable to get too far clear and Run Away Girl was back on terms into the third.
Run Away Girl pushed on into the last, as Kellymount Gem arrived on the scene.
Kellymount Gem had to come wide to throw down his challenge and that was too cost him as Run Away Girl held on in 29.06.
Runaway Girl (Ace HI Rumble-Dysert Dainty) is trained by Maria Byrne for Nickey O’ Regan and James Flynn.
The first race was the opening heat of the Golden Oldies a4 525 stake.
The money came for Garryglass Jerry but he missed the kick and never counted. Gobekli Tepe started well and led early.
The pace setter was two lengths up on Locnamon Bolt at the second, a lead he doubled on the run home. Gobekli faded on the run home as Comforts Jet stayed on. Comforts Jet kept on coming but Gobekli Tepe (Crash-Micks Angel) held on by a short head in 29.45.
Garryglass Ros started fast in the second heat but Hughs Comet showed more pace from trap 6 to get the bend. Hughs Comet powered three lengths clear into second, but saw that lead reduced by a length at the third.
Garryglass Ros kept on coming but Stephen Dowling’s Hughs Comet (Hondo Black-Bling Bling Star) held on by a neck in 29.15.
The third heat saw Nicky Cleere and Tony O’Leary get their first winner of the night as Frontier Sound took advantage of a drop back in class.
The winner led up from trap 1 and was in front around the first two bends.
A length in front of Lingrawn Spring at the second bend, Frontier Sound was still a length to the good at the third. Goldmine Josie ran on late but there was no catching Frontier Sound (Droopys Kewell-Frontier Music) who won in 29.37.
The double was completed by Lemon Prince (Ballymac Maeve-Lemon Blossom). The favourite Dapper Dog stumbled at trap as Wise Fantasy went up. Wise Fantasy went on to lead Lemon Prinvce by two lengths at the second but Lemon Prince was on terms by the third.
Lemon Prince galloped away to win by four lengths in 29.39.
In the novice 725 Under Milkwood started fast and led into the first. Blueboy Style was soon on terms with Under Milkwood before taking it up approaching the line for the first time.
The favourite eased clear into the fourth and maintained that lead down to the fifth as Mr Tickle joined in chase.
Blueboy Style (Droopys Scolari-Carlsbush Jill) saw it out from Under Milkwood in 40.93.
Old Road Ken and Kellymount Dale showed first in the a2 525 and went to the bend together. The former hugged the rails as Raheen Boy moved in pursuit.
Raheen Boy took it up into the third bend and despite the best efforts of Old Road Ken to come again, Raheen Boy (Swords Prince-Raheen Pearl) triumphed in 29.02.
The eighth race was an a3 525. The race was level early before Monagore Turf started to lead. The pace setter eased three lengths clear of Mick The Master. However, the lead was gone by the third as Mick The Master drew level.
The Tommy Bolton trained Mick The Master (Tyrur Big Mike-Kelmar Miss) kicked on and won from Early Blue in 29.19.
In the last race Terminal Two was 6/4 favourite but was clipped coming off the last as Emers Boy tried to make a move. This saw Fiancee Alsation home by two and a half lengths in 29.06.