Unbeaten Mountain Dew Lad scores again at Skibbereen

Mountain Dew Lad made it three wins from three starts and was the second leg of a double for owner/trainer Niall Forbes before a bumper crowd at the annual Skibbereen Road Trotting Memorial Day on Sunday, 25th of January 2015.

Mountain Dew Lad a son of Best Sunshine and Fame Again was all the rage in the betting ring in the Grade C and was eased to the front by Deirdre Goggin with three furlongs to pace and went on to win by three lengths. He will now contest the Grade B on his next outing.

Toys 4 Boys kicked off the double for Forbes in the Grade E . At the final turn Immortal Mojo looked a winner but went off stride and on the run in to the finish. Toys 4 Boys powered to the front to upset the favourite with a neck between the first and second.

Jockey David Brickley took the riding honours partnering three winners on the day. Millers Boy who is owned by his brother Ciaran was a pillar to post winner in the opening Novice. Cams Decision a winner in Ballygurteen followed up with a hard fought victory over Lyons Stallone who was the "bridesmaid " again today but looks to be one to follow for the rest of the season. Brickley completed his treble on the day in the featured Grade A aboard Dream Maker. This was one of the best top grade races witnessed in the last few years. Conway Tiger the winner in Ballygurteen made the running with On The Run and Stoneriggs Chris with the winner only hitting the front with a furlong to go and eventually winning by three open lengths.

Timmy O Leary who won on Toys 4 Boys earlier dounbled up on Meadowlands Falcon to defeat hotpot Myross Son in the grade D. The winner who at times is inclined to make a mistake never put a foot wrong today and hive four length winning margin may have flattered his rivals.

After racing the sad news filtered through that popular owner /trainer/driver and jockey "Red" John O'Donovan had passed away following an accident.

Dunmanway hosts the next meeting on Sunday Feb 8th 2015.

By Tim Kelleher.

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