Having won two of his first six races, Razldazl Banjo looked a decent prospect but the son of Razldazl Billy and Razldazl Pru moved up a bit in grade as a result of his impressive victory in an A2 contest at Shelbourne on Thursday. 

Dolores Ruth’s young dog broke fast from six and led by a few lengths on the bend from Wicky Ba Ba and Airmount Chris. Razldazl was six clear by halfway and never looked like being caught as he stopped the clock in 28.61. Airmount Chris ran on with gusto to reduce the gap to four lengths while it was seven lengths back to Kilara Snowdrop in third.

Timmy O’Donovan is getting a really fine tune out of the Ger Hutton owned Focus On Carlow (Droopys Scolari/ Quam Celerrime) which completed a midweek hat-trick when winning the first semi-final of the Gain A2 Dual Distance. He broke fast but was headed to the bend by Satin Romeo which continued to lead until the run-in. Here Focus On Carlow came again on the outside and swept to the front to win by a length and  a half in 28.75 with Barefoot Agent running on very strongly a similar distance third.

The second leg saw trainer Graham Holland complete a double on the night as the David Usher owned Every Kingdom (Tyrur Lee/ Tyrur Alyssa) made every yard of the running when stopping the clock in 28.91. Every Kingdom led by two and a half lengths into the back from Garryglass Messie. Nothing ever threatened to get any closer to Every Kingdom and she won by three and a half from Hayestown Hawk in 28.91 with Garryglass Messi a length and a half third.

Next stop English Derby?

Razldazl Banjo

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