The seven year old, ridden by John Thomas McNamara, was kept in mid-division until the long run to the second last. At that stage she looked to have a bit to do, as Nualas Lady (7-1) and Colman Sweeney was making the beat of their way home. However the latter unseated Sweeney at the second last and John Thomas took over from Millview Rose (7-1) to score by seven lengths.
Trainer Henry De Bromhead recorded a double. He sent out Karl Casey’s (Waterford) Goldenavour to win the 4 & 5-Y-O Maiden and was successful with Killiney Bay, owned by his wife, Heather, in the second division of 6-Y-O & Upwards Maresand Geldings Maiden.
Goldenavour (6-4 to 2-1) was given an excellent ride by Colman Sweeney timing his challenge to perfection in the closing stages. De Bromhead seemed surprised when Killiney Bay took the second division of the final race. “ I only ran him to give Michael Purcell some practice”.
It was Purcell's first success. In fact he was lucky to win as Got Held Up (5-1) had a good lead at the second last but unseated his rider. It was left to Killiney Bay (5-1) and The Pilots Son (4-1) to fight it out, with Killiney Bay taking the honours by three lengths. Going. Good.
Barrys Tea Novice Riders Confined Hunt Farmers Race of 1,200. Three Miles.
E. Hegarty’s Wasi b.g. Emperor Jones-Miss Ivory Coast 6-12-0 Mr. J. D. Dorgan 1.
D. Doocey’s Cuilin Eile 7-12-0 Mr. T. J. O’Callaghan 2.
J. Sheahan’s Along The Lawn 5-12-0 Mr. T. Feeney 3.
10 ran. 3l, nk.
O’Connell Transport Ltd. 4 & 5-Y-O Maiden of 1,200. Three Miles.
K. Casey’s Goldenavour b.d. Endeavour-Golden Moon 4-11-7 Mr. C. J. Sweeney 1.
J. Hosford’s Saucynorwich 5-12-0 Mr. J. T. McNamara 2.
Ms. L. Doyle’s Red Royalty 5-12-0 Ms. L. Doyle 3.
18 ran. 3l, 6l.
A. O’Shaughnessy & Co. Ltd & J. Horgan & Son Ltd, Mechanical Services Contractors Open Lightweight Race of 1,500. Three Miles.
Miss. G. Dorgan’s Esperado br.m. Un Desperado-Latin Guest 7-12-0 Mr. J. T. McNamara 1.
A. Lucey’s Millview Rose 6-12-0 Mr. J. G. Sheehan 2.
P. Walsh’s Pharminda 9-12-0 Mr. D. O’Connor 3.
11 ran. 7l, 15l.
Watercress Diner & Turners Cross Motors 5-Y-O & Upwards Mares Maiden (Div. 1) of 1,200. Three Miles.
Highstool Syndicate’s Lombards Lass b.m. Air Display-Capwell Lady 6-12-0 Mr. J. Sheehan 1.
W. P. O’Neill’s Inch Lass 7-12-0 Mr. J. T. McNamara 2.
After Glow Syndicate’s Million Moods 5-12-0 Ms. L. Doyle 3.
11 ran. ½l, dist.
Watercress Diner & Turners Cross Motors 5-Y-O & Upwards Mares Maiden (Div. 2) of 1,200. Three Miles.
T. Budds’ Marshall Hain ch.m. Mister Lord-Stanacate 7-12-0 Mr. E. Gallagher 1.
J. Halley’s Bun Abra Cailin 6-12-0 Mr. J. G. McGrath 2.
D. McCarthy’s Highly Wired 6-12-0 Mr. J. G. Sheehan 3.
12 ran.3l, 10l.
McCarthy Commercials Ltd. Winners of Three of 1,200. Three Miles.
T. O’Sullivan’s Glenduff Bridge b or br. g. Good Thyne-Rich Penny 7-12-0 Mr D. O’Connor 1.
The Mobile Syndicate’s Eurotrack 6-12-0 Mr. J. T. McNamara 2.
J. B. Sweeney’s Carrigeen Aesculus 8-12-0 Mr. C. J. Sweeney 3.
6 ran. 2l, 2l.
Beamish & Crawford 6-Y-O & Upwards Mares and Geldings Maiden (Div. 1) of 1,200, Three Miles.
K. Riordan’s One Dawn b.g. Spanish Place-Bawnard Lady 8-12-0 Mr. J. T. Carroll 1.
Supercity Syndicate’s Teach Altra 6-12-0 Mr. D. O’Connor 2.
J. O’Meara’s Bemo One 7-12-0 Mr E. Gallagher 3.
12 ran. 3l, 10l.
Beamish & Crawford 6-Y-O & Upwards Mares and Geldings Maiden (Div. 2) of 1,200, Three Miles.
Ms. H. De Bromhead’s Killiney Bay b.g. Mister Lord-Tatlock 7-12-0 Mr. M. Purcell 1.
J. Hale’s The Pilot’s Son 7-12-0 Mr. M. F. Fitzgerald 2.
F. Tierney’s Ardkelly Squeak 6-12-0 Mr. B. O’Sullivan 3.
12 ran. 3l, 1l