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Robert's Scot the lot in Tennent's Gold Cup at Drumbo

By Robert Fenton

Published 15/10/2016

Toolmaker Scot is set to be one of the stars at Drumbo Park (stock photo)
Toolmaker Scot is set to be one of the stars at Drumbo Park (stock photo)

Toolmaker Scot grabbed the headlines in the opening round of the £10,000 Tennent's Gold Cup at Drumbo Park and the classy blue dog from Robert Gleeson's Rathangan kennels, is set to continue in that fashion in the opening semi-final tonight.

Scot is one of the finest exponents of racing seen at the track for some time, blessed with early speed and back-straight pace as seen by him clocking the second fastest split time in Drumbo history (16.16) in winning by three and a half lengths from Deanridge Wazzo who reopposes again in 28.25 secs, the best run at the track in years.

The one that is taken to chase him home is Tommy Light's Belfast black Tiernans Gift. A cheap purchase, he has turned out to be a gem for owner Hugh Hitchen. Tiernans too was a first round winner in a sharp 28.37.

Donaghadee's Curtis McGrath has a chance of a double in the other two semi-finals with Farloe Rumble and Blue Cafu.

The pair won their opening challenges in 28.37 and 28.65 respectively and, running from the red box, they are in the driving seat to reach the following week's decider. Knight Invader beaten at odds-on behind Tiernans Gift, can qualify behind Rumble while Ballymac Lorcan is taken to chase Blue home for a second time.

Drumbo Park (tonight , 7.50)

335: Meadows Gold, Suirview Black, Cons Double, Dungannon Gooner, Portmagee Hero, Hee Haws Romo

525: Braeside Dolly, Paradise Dakota, Down Our Way, Saleen Ted, Markstreet Dixie, Meenagh Oscar

Jackie McCann A3 525 round one heat one: Beaming Bully, Daretobe Swift, Light The Smiddy, Benbradagh Bolt, Deanridge Casba, Seedorf

Heat two: Blacknose Trixie, Making Plans, Kilcarn Major, Powerhouse Hondo, Crucial Heidi, Meadows Magic

Heat three: Conors Ranger, So Its Goldie, Dogsandfools, On Display, Mainstreet Chloe, Sometime Again

Tennent's Gold Cup first semi-final 525: Streetsofnewyork, Toolmaker Scot, Highview Passion, Tullymurry Susie, Deanridge Wazzo, Tiernans Gift

Second semi-final: Farloe Rumble, Knight Invader, Darfin Angel, Talking Tactics, Coolykereen Jack, Hard Bought

Third semi-final: Blue Cafu, Toolmaker Metro, Nanny Brien, Ballymac Lorcan, Pass Remarkable, Kereight Dodger

Jackie McCann 525 heat four: Cabriol Madison, Billies Idol, Alex My Friend, Hi Rushe, Knockard Spring, Sirius Dog Star

Heat five: Act The Lig, Tornaroy Tower, Final Bustino, Fernisky Tango, Benbradagh Mist, Holy Stouke

Heat six: Conlig Beauty, Bohard Rumble, Spud Time, Lahana Blue, Kahuna Barry, Ascot Duke

525: Dungannon Secret, Deanmill Annie, Millbrook King, Mervin My Friend, Len The Turner, Feora Fantasy

Dundalk (tonight, 7.50)

400: Lhasa, Our Ella, Killeedy Brave, Ask Ted, Ah Ah Lulu, Corner Jig

400: Grove Jet, Todds Tipple, Melodic Tune, Newdown Charlie, Titanic Audi, Woodhaven Bob

525: Bettys Mini, Chequered Passt, Mays Gambler, Abbeyville Flame, Time Fora Pint, Tic Toc Pine

525: Playground Bolt, Kilaharry Lily, Full Of Grace, Valeries Thunder, Kilcurra Elmo, Abbeyville Amigo

525: Ruthless Mini, Galeforce Holly, Black White Mayo, Garryglass Rocco, Sheikh Mahead, Fine Captain

400: Brockagh Duke, Ballygibba Crash, Neuro Bolt, Bubba Jacko, Ollys Comet, Wee Dinger

525: Geanie Boy, Runaround Angel, Milldean Arnie, Brockagh Ciara, Corner Bounty, Debidee Rosanna

525: Blindside, Brannock Shelly, Nice Lass, Skryne Mac, Gods Own Mayo, Debidee Express

525: Fane Emyor, Scarlet Sanyi, Hilight Suarez, Dannsy Prince, Mayo Todoit, Calfornia Chrome

525: Soars Ahead, Sin Away, Soldiers Point, A Briar, Ballygibba Jac, Muckno Pop

525: Oh Suzanna, Skryne Boss, Please Tell Shea, Groveshill View, Valeries Master, Deanmill Mini

Lifford (tonight, 8.05)

350: Rag Dolly Molly, Glitzy Zenyatta, Cricket Bat, Wilbrook Tina, Mulroy Melody, Shanty Scorpion

350: Hanoras Storm, Moyola Caol Mor, Tyrgal Bonnie, Ursumcraichi, Pookies Atom, Dans Rock

350: Mulroy Bridge, Cultured Culchie, Frederick Street, Gabbys Ruby, Ballybun Flyer, Open The Gate

525: Marinas Lee, Knockmant Lilly, Halo Lady, Rafas Wee Baby, Townsend Lark, Crosskeys Eve

525: Feel No Pain, Jewel Maiden, Grillagh Rosie, Killough Bridgie, New Man, Superfine Paddy

350: Smurfing Manx, Hear Me, Clune Rumble, Knockmant Jojo, Halo Ceaser, Nelson Street

525: Melvin Charm, Droopys Monfils, Ursum Chancer, Jen Jens Hope, Ballybun Devil, Parnell Bowwow

575: Highview Blossom, Smurfing Assasin, Rafas Wee Bull, Butts Mel, Corrakelly Posh, Bamboozle Em

525: Rafas Wee Toots, Smurfing Senor, County Hall, Holy Wayne, Tahina Corey, Bling Bling Ben

525: Rathglass Bobby, Wellpad Bolt, Mercury Jayfkay, Kielys Diamond, Killough Bluey, Strafield Legend

525: Judicial Brae, Whistling Mall, Fernhill Flow, Another Venture, Farleigh Rise, Tober Suarez

525: Tahina Ace, Fernhill Blue, Saxon Jack, Dontbreak Nobulb, Meadows Queen, Storm Blitz

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