Belfast Telegraph

Ron rains supreme

By Robert Fenton

Torrential rain caused an hour's delay between the first and second races at Drumbo Park on Saturday night, but racing eventually resumed and the programme was run, thanks to the efforts of the track staff.

The downpour certainly didn't dampen the spirits of the track's leading trainer, Hillsborough's Ronnie McKeown who celebrated with a treble, headed by a brilliant piece of speed from recently recruited pup Monagea Vic.

Owned by well known former footballer Shea Campbell, from Armagh, the money was down on a retrieval mission after losing out a week earlier when missing his break. There was no such problem this time.

From a level break, the 4/6 favourite, a black son of Droopys Scolari, was soon in command over Conundrum and Daydreamer Jack, bolting up in a fast 18.17 which was equivalent to 17.87, allowing for the slow track. He beat Jack three and a half lengths to complete the McKeown team treble.

Earlier, Ronnie struck with his own Marinas Eubank who made mincemeat of the opposition in an A6 race (525). The other part of the trio came courtesy of Reahill Rumble who came into an A5 race as a reserve.

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