All Ireland Road Trotting Championships held

Dream Maker, owned by John Shanahan and John Mycock, retained his All Ireland Road Trotting crown before a huge crowd at Baltimore on Sunday, 22nd of March 2015. The winner led from the start but surrendered the lead to Lakeside Dragon at the second turn. Heading to the final turn, David Brickley on Dream Maker made a race winning move and despite a poor final turn he stayed on well to defeat Stan the Man by two lengths with Conway Tiger running on to take third.

Dream Maker in his two year road career has only tasted defeat once here in Baltimore last year but showed his back class in a great renewal of the classic. Veteran Stan The Man lost nothing in defeat and will contest the last two meets in Balllydehob and Bandon before retiring. Jockey David Brickley recorded a double on the day having earlier won on Millers Boy who is owned by his brother Ciaran. Millers Boy was second in Durrus and was not to be outdone on his home venue. Lubberachi made the early running but Brickley was only waiting to pounce and did so with three furlongs to go and was cheered home by the partisan home crowd.

Another jockey, Timmy O’Leary, also rode two winners on the day both for his retained owner Jer O’ Mahony. Glan Morgan kicked off the brace in the Grade B. Up with the pace throughout the winner a Welsh bred had three lengths to spare from Mountain Dew Lad. O’Leary completed the double in the very next race the Grade C. Meadowlands Falcon justified joint favouritism easing to the front with two furlongs to pace and eventually winning by a comfortable four lengths.

Camden Jimmy made it two on the bounce in the Grade D. Marie Moloney played it patient with this son of Yankee Lariat, coming from off the pace to grab the victory in the shadow of from Hilton Sprinter and Seodeen.

Racing opened with an incident packed Novice Class. Here Saunders Picasso was all the rage but after a mistake at the final turn handed the race to Material Sally.

Easter Sunday, April 5th the action moves to Ballydehob.

By Tim Kelleher.

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