Locnamon Bridie wins the 2013 Kerry Agribusiness Irish St Leger Final 09:43 Approx. (550 Yds. Flat)
LOCNAMON BRIDIE made it a Classic double for the owning Chawke family and trainer Paul Hennessy when adding Limerick’sKerry Agribusiness St Leger final on Saturday to the Sporting Press Oaks title that she won earlier in the year.
Flying out from trap three, she made all in 29.34sec, with Tyrur Sugar Ray taking second, three and a half lengths back, with Jaytee Hellcat third after a slow start.
There had been first bend trouble when fast up General Wolf was chopped off by the leader and he collided with Rockview Turbo and Skywalker Farloe.
Afterwards Charlie Chawke dedicated the win to the memory of the late Patsy Byrne.
AT Crayford, Hazel Kemp’s Bodell Hurricane was fastest in the heats of Tony Morris Memorial Rose Bowl in pulling off an 8-1 surprise in the final qualifier and clocking 23.25sec.
He was completing a double for the kennel with Any Brindle (23.62sec) taking the opener, with other heats won by Dick Philpot’s Mythical Emily (23.59sec, a 14-1 chance) and Paul Tompsett’s Tinas Junior (23.28sec).
The semis are next Saturday.
Rick Holloway was proud of a fast 380m jumps heats run (23.38sec) by Soviet Military saying: “It was two spots off the track record held by the great Rossa Ranger in April 2002 and the fastest for 11years.
“He has been under the weather recently, but is now back with a bang.”
The other heat for the Betdaq sponsored event was won by Lollylips (23.99sec).
The final, over 540m, is also next Saturday.
HOVE turned on the power to hold Poole on their visit to Dorset Saturday afternoon, overcoming what might have been a tricky afternoon with professional aplomb, winning six of the ten races. They ended up tying on the day’s points with Poole, 111 apiece, with Swindon picking up just 58. However, that means Hove head into the final leg at Swindon with 252 points, Poole have 182 and Swindon 126