14 Aug 2022

Double for Paddy Murphy as Flomur Charlie and Flomur Amy win

Double for Paddy Murphy as Flomur Charlie and Flomur Amy win

Racing at Kilkenny's St James Park on Friday night featured a strong 10 race card.
It proved to be a very good night for local owner/trainer, Paddy Murphy. He landed a double thanks to Flomur Charlie and Flomur Amy.
Flomur Amy showed early and led Ratchies Milanno to the first bend.
After racing two lengths clear into the second bend, the daughter of Tullymurry Act and Flomur Perla opened up in the third, powering five lengths clear of Ratchies Milano.
There was no stopping Amy as she galloped to a third career success. Flomur Amy saw off Ratchies Milano by six and a half lengths in 29.46, the joint fastest time of the night.
Droopys Cutey also clocked 29.46, while there were good wins also for Rental Dispute and Bogger Bonnie.
The first race off saw Ambitious Jet and Larkins Surprise to the fore into the opening turn.
The former was tighter on the bend and went on to hold a three length lead over Bogger Eire going down the far side.
The lead was still at three lengths turning for home and the Sheila H. Devoy trained Ambitious Jet remained those lengths clear to record a fine first career success in 30.26.
The second race began with Ambitious Derby and Clondouglas Fawn at the head of affairs.
Clondouglas Fawn went on to take a length lead at the second bend, a lead that remained intact into the third.
Ambitious Derby closed up between the bends and looked a winner, but Clondouglas Fawn found plenty for pressure and held the running on Hello Blue Baby by a length and a half in 30.50.
Both Darynoor Rona and Flomur Charlie went well to the bend in the third race.
Flomur Charlie ran a much better bend than his rival and this saw him open up a two length lead into the second.
The leader powered four lengths clear into the third as he took control of the race. The impressive Flomur Charlie never let up and stormed home seven lengths clear of Daryanoor Rona in 29.59.
The action in the fourth race was tight early and tight into the first bend.
Skipped clear
Bogger Bonnie drove into the bend and then skipped five lengths clear of her rivals going down the back stretch.
There was no stopping the strong running lady who raced nine lengths clear into the third.
Slaneyside Owens chased Bogger Bonnie home but had to settle for a distance second, 10 lengths in arrears of the smart Bogger Bonnie in 29.62.
The fifth race was even early also and there was little in it into the first.
Valley Fayonagh got the bend on the outer before moving two lengths clear into the second, with You See Bolt in behind.
Valley Fayonagh added another length to her lead into the third and the David Flanagan trained lady remained three lengths clear of You See Bolt as she scored in 29.82.
In charge
Our Belles Boy began best in the sixth race and set the early fractions.
The pace setter went clear around the first bend before edging two lengths clear of Killenane Freddy heading down the far side.
Trained by John Byrne, Our Belles Boy added another length to his lead into the third.
On the run home Our Belles Boy remained in charge and saw off Killenane Freddy by two lengths in 29.88.
Bogger Ophelia completed a double for owner Liam Peacock with a two and a half length victory in 29.65 in the eight race.
The winner led out of the first bend but was joined by Arcturus Legacy into the back straight.
It was a three way go at the head of affairs into the third as Crew Dog made his move.
As stamina came into play it was Bogger Ophelia who found most to get the better of Arcturus Legacy.
The ninth race quickly turned into a duel between Droopys Cutey and Karlow Leader.
Cutey flashed to the bend to establish an early lead, but Karlow Leader was never far away.
The lead stood at two lengths into the second and remained that down into the third.
In the latter stages of the race Karlow Leader looked to challenge on the inner. In the end, the Murt Leahy trained Droopys Cutey just held on by a neck in 29.46, the joint fastest time of the night.
The action in the last race on the card was close into the first bend.
There was trouble at the bend and this left the race between Rental Dispute and Beautifulmorning.
The former held a two length lead at the second bend and kept Beautifulmorning at bay into the third.
Beautifulmorning edged closer on the run home but it was not enough as the Brian Ellard trained Rental Dispute held on by a half a length in 29.52.

For more on Kilkenny People sport read here.

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