Sheehan makes all on That Fellow to land Ballabuidhe Derby

LOCAL jockey Gavin Sheehan led from pillar to post on the local owned and trained That Fellow in the Irish Examiner sponsored Ballabuidhe Derby before a huge crowd on the opening day of the sun-soaked Ballabuidhe Festival in Dunmanway yesterday.

Sheehan later completed a double in the 15.0 hands on The Boodyman.

In their qualifying races for the Paddy Connolly Memorial final, Spanko’s Boy, Disraeli Quest and Mister Hill all led from the start. But in her division, I’m Just Like Mum, in rein to Robert Cleary, went into overdrive just before entering the back straight for the last time and powered to the front to take it up from Brywins Charvis.

She is likely to start favourite in the final, while Glenarn Harrier, who just failed to peg back Disraeli Quest, will also be well supported.

The Grand Prix final looks open, with Flashdance and Bon Camotion both impressive in winning their heats. Flashdance came with a devastating late run to score while Bon Camotion led from the start.

Peak’s Pretender won his division leading Coalford Victory home. But it is the latter’s stablemate, Stoneriggs Wizard, who qualified behind Bon Camotion, who is going for the hat-trick and could upset the odds.


13.2 hands

1st. S. Cronin’s Sheahans Forge S. Cronin

2nd. Wm. Fitzgerald’s Blue Bell Ridden S. Fitzgerald

3rd. I. Burke Gismo Girl Ridden J. O’Callaghan

5 ran.

14.2 Hands

1st. F. Hayes’s Elpaso C. Quish

2nd. V. Walsh’s The Leary Man E. O’Sullivan

3rd. F. Tyner’s Queens Lake L. Lordan

5 ran.

15.0 Hands

1st. M. O’Riordan’s The Boodyman D. Lordan

2nd. P. O’Sullivan’s Carrig Shot S. Gray

3rd. E. Tyner’s Shippool King D. Lordan

4 ran

Two mile Derby

1st. Castle Racing Syn. That Fellow G. Sheehan

2nd. D. Barry’s Who’s Fooling Who L. Barry

3rd. D/F Syndicates Hidden Treasure R. Dawson

9 ran.


1st. P. McCarthy’s Sharons Delight D. Lordan

2nd. Castle Racing Syn. On the Other Hand G. Sheehan

3rd. J. Lenihan’s Ladys Well K. Linehan

8 ran.

Paddy Connolly Memorial heats

Race 1 — 1. P, Hayes’s Spanko’s Boy (P. O’Driscoll), 1/1 fav; 2. G. & S.Kane’s Stoneriggs UK (K. Sheehy), 5/1; 3. MTC Racing’s Free Spirit (J. Mc Sweeney), 3/1. 6 ran, 1/2l, 1/2l.

Race 2 - 1. Caroline Salter’s Disraeli Quest (A. Hamilton), 2/1; 2. J. Burchill/D. O’Donoghue’s Glenarn Harrier (D. Murphy), 1/1fav; 3. JCB Syndicate’s Crown Direct (K. Sheehy), 4/1. 6 ran, 1/2l, 6l.

Race 3 — 1. R. Cleary’s I’m Just Like Mum (R. Cleary), 1/3 fav; 2. L. O’Regan’s Brywins Charvis (D. Murphy), 3/1; 3. P. Hill’s Hillside Dream (P. Hill), 4/1. 6 ran, 4l, 7l.

Race 4 — 1. D. Delany’s Mister Hill (K. Sheehy), 2/1 fav; 2. Dunmanway Racing Club’s Sharpe (Noreen McSweeney), 9/4; 3. H. Bennett’s Magical Sole (D. Murphy), 5/2. 5 ran, 1/4l, 1/2l.

* The first two home in each race qualifie for the final today.

Grand Prix

Heat 1 — Denise McDonald’s Peak’s Pretender (K. Sheehy), 6/1; 2. T. Murphy’s Coalford Victory (Owner), 4/1; 3. Dunmanway Racing Club’s Springfield Chief (J. McSweeney), 1/2 fav. 6 ran, 1/2l, 1/2l.

Heat 2 — 1. Kelleher Bros/J. Power’s Flashdance (M. Kelleher), 1/2 fav; 3. Breda Shanahan’s Dream’s Place (J. Shanahan), 4/1; 3. Patricia Carey’s Destiny’s Dream (G. Carey), 5/1. 6 ran, 1/2l, 5l.

Heat 3 — 1. Quill Bros’s Bon Camotion (D. Murphy), 1/1; 2. S. Quill’s Stoneriggs Wizard (T. Murphy), 4/5 fav; 3. J. Shanahan’s Harmony P (J. Shanahan), 6/1. 5 ran, 2l, 10l.

* The first two home in each heat qualified for the Murphy’s Irish Stout Grand Prix Final today.

More in this section

CourtsRacingPlace: DunmanwayPlace: UKPerson: SheehanPerson: Gavin SheehanPerson: The BoodymanPerson: Spanko’s BoyPerson: Disraeli QuestPerson: Mister HillPerson: Robert ClearyPerson: Glenarn HarrierPerson: Bon CamotionPerson: PeakPerson: StoneriggsPerson: S. CroninPerson: SheahansPerson: Wm. FitzgeraldPerson: Ridden S. FitzgeraldPerson: I. BurkePerson: Ridden J. O’CallaghanPerson: F. HayesPerson: QuishPerson: V. WalshPerson: The LearyPerson: E. O’SullivanPerson: F. TynerPerson: LakePerson: L. LordanPerson: M. O’RiordanPerson: D. LordanPerson: P. O’SullivanPerson: S. GrayPerson: E. TynerPerson: G. SheehanPerson: D. BarryPerson: L. BarryPerson: R. DawsonPerson: MaidenPerson: P. McCarthyPerson: SharonsPerson: J. LenihanPerson: K. LinehanPerson: Paddy ConnollyPerson: P, HayesPerson: P. O’DriscollPerson: G.Person: K. SheehyPerson: J. Mc SweeneyPerson: Caroline SalterPerson: A. HamiltonPerson: J. BurchillPerson: D. O’DonoghuePerson: HarrierPerson: D. MurphyPerson: R. ClearyPerson: L. O’ReganPerson: BrywinsPerson: P. HillPerson: D. DelanyPerson: Noreen McSweeneyPerson: H. BennettPerson: Denise McDonaldPerson: T. MurphyPerson: J. McSweeneyPerson: KelleherPerson: . PowerPerson: M. KelleherPerson: Breda ShanahanPerson: J. ShanahanPerson: Patricia CareyPerson: G. CareyPerson: Quill BrosPerson: S. QuillPerson: MurphyEvent: Ballabuidhe DerbyEvent: Ballabuidhe FestivalEvent: Paddy Connolly MemorialEvent: Grand PrixOrganisation: That FellowOrganisation: Coalford VictoryOrganisation: Castle RacingOrganisation: D/F SyndicatesOrganisation: JCB SyndicateOrganisation: Dunmanway Racing Club

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