No splitting Test Me and Razldazl Oisin at Curraheen Park

The camera was unable to separate Test Me and Razldazl Oisin in the featured final of the Two Wheel Training A2 525 on Saturday night at Curraheen Park.

Razldazl Oisin, trained by Dolores Ruth, was sent off the 2-1 second-favourite, and his early pace carried him three clear to the opening bend.

He extended that advantage to almost five lengths racing past halfway and still looked in complete command approaching the home turn.

However, his early exertions began to tell and the pack, headed by David Harrington’s Test Me, closed rapidly in the final 25 yards.

In an exciting climax 6-1 chance Test Me got up on the line to share the spoils, with favourite Coolavanny Brian two lengths away in third.

The fastest time of the night came in the A1 525, in which Burgess Tadhg, owned by Sheila Spillane and JJ Fennelly, made all the running to beat favourite Rockybay Yank by two and a half lengths, in 28.49.

A little earlier in the night the exciting Glaise Jet made a successful return to four bends when taking the second semi-final of the Grandons Car Sales A3 525 for John O’Shea.

In a commanding lead by halfway, the 5-4 favourite never looked in danger of relinquishing that advantage as he strode to a four-length victory over Jayms Thunder, in 28.56.

The first semi-final went to Mydogtoby, trained by Joan Cremin for Catherine Walsh.

The June pup, sent off a 3-1 chance, turned second but found trouble as he tried to mount a challenge for the lead as they turned down the backstretch.

But the imposing youngster regathered his composure, challenged and then led around the final bends, and stayed on to beat favourite and long-time leader Tuckeys Victor by a length, in 29.01.

In the first semi-final of the Hewitt Cottage A3 550, trainer Pat Kiely, earlier successful with Joshuas Prince, completed a double with the back-to-form Young Legends.

The classy bitch made all the running and stayed on nicely to beat favourite All Factored In by a couple of lengths, in 29.90.

Carrowkeal Spike ran out a comfortable winner of the second semi-final for Jackie and Kathleen Murphy.

The 2-1 chance shared the early pace-setting duties with market leader Burgess Import, but tracked well to move clear around the opening bends. 

From there he looked in charge as he galloped to a length-and-a-half victory from that rival, in 30.15.


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