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Skywalker sizzles in slick Cork success

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 10:33am
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Skywalker sizzles in slick Cork success

A stellar cast of entries for the John Slynne Memorial AA0 575 Yard Stake had all eyes on Curraheen Park last Saturday where there was much local success to enthuse over but having confirmed his strong staying prowess when threatening the 600 yard track record at Limerick last month, Skywalker Logan (Tarsna Havana/Sizzling Sarah) returned yet another performance from the very top drawer when fastest of the opening round.

Defeated with a poor start on the Night Of Stars at Shelbourne Park last time out, that consistency at traps will be the one thing that trainer Pat Guilfoyle will hope to see improve as he fully exits his puppy career in the new year but when breaking on terms, there seems little beyond the prodigious talents of Skywalker Logan and he again left a high quality Open class field in his wake on Saturday, following an adept break from Trap 1.

Defending his rails pitch with a narrow advantage on the long run to the bend, there was much merit to his early paced effort while repelling Budgie Marbh to that first turn. A half length advantage would quickly increase as the Ray Patterson owned star readily asserted on the approach to the back-straight and he would reduce the heat to a virtual procession thereafter. Piling on the pressure out front, he increased his lead with each stride and was all of thirteen lengths clear of Ballyloughan Ivy when stopping the clock in a brilliant 30.89 (+10).

 

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