Maloney big winner at Durrus Road Trotting

Marie Moloney bagged a brace of winners and also collected Jockey of the Day honors and just for good measure took the Best Turned horse for Stan The Man at the annual Durrus Road Trotting Races which were held on Sunday, the 8th of March 2015, having been previously cancelled on New Years Day.

Moloney kicked off her double on her own pacer Camden Jimmy. This former winner of the Irish Three Year Old Championship in Portmarnock was having his initial start on the tarmac in the eight runner Grade D. Hilton Sprinter and Beautys Harmony made the early running but Moloney sent this son of Yankee Lariat to the front with five furlongs to race and ran out an easy five length winner with Seodeen staying on to finish second. Barretta Flynstone completed the double for Moloney and this was a hugely popular win for owner Curry O'Sullivan who recently suffered a stroke but was on hand to accept the Cup which is in honour of his late brother John.

Dream Maker absent since Skibbereen returned to win emphatic fashion and cements him as favourite to lift the All Ireland Championships which will be held in Baltimore on Sunday March 22nd. On The Run and Conway Tiger made the running but David Brickley on the winner hit the front with five furlongs to go and never looked in danger winning by a comfortable three lengths from Stan The Man, who was a short head in front of Conway Tiger.

Racing opened with a facile victory for Saunders Artiste who made light work of his two rivals in the Novice grade and more wins are on the way for this one who is owned and trained and ridden by Micheal Goggin. Lakeview Allstar with first season jockey Jamie Hurley in the plate made his first start in Grade E a winning one. Millers Boy looked to have done enough here but with two furlogs to race Hurley produced the winner and won by an ever increasing three lengths. Lakeside Dragon who finished second in Dunmanway went one better today when landing the spoils in the Grade B . Meadowbranch McCoy was all the rage in the market but a mistake at the second turn put paid to his chances and at this turn Lakeside Dragon had skipped four lengths clear and maintained this margin to the finish.

As mentioned earlier Baltimore stages the All Ireland Championships on Sunday 22nd March 2015.

By Tim Kelleher.

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