Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 29 November 2014

Tricks of the trade can deliver another Drumbo win for Ronnie

Blenhiem Tricks can make a winning return to Drumbo Park on tonight's Easter Monday card after campaigning at Shelbourne Park where he won in 28.55 over 525 yards and took his chance in the Easter Cup, bowing out in the opening round.

The black dog, handled by Ronnie McKeown for Helen's Bay owner Charles Martyn, did a similar time here back in November (28.52) and anything near that, should be good enough in tonight's final race, an open 550. The son of Christmas Box from the outside, should have the measure of his opponents, best of whom may be Go Marcus Go in trap one.

The Hillsborough trainer bids for a double in the previous race with Daylens Diamond who disappointed when missing the 'kick' in his last outing (525) a fortnight ago. The black dog finished nearly six lengths behind Siberian Diamond and the latter renews rivalry again and will be fancied to confirm the form for Glenarm's Kieran Morgan. Much depends on how Daylens comes away but if he does so, then he can take his revenge.

* Boylesports Hero, trained by Newry maestro Brendan Matthews, has hardened as favourite for the Kirby Memorial Puppy Stake at Limerick following a terrific performance in winning the second semi-final at Limerick on Saturday night.

It is understood that Boylesports Hero will be registered for the English Derby and a decision on his participation will be made next weekend after the final. Hero would be a leading fancy at Wimbledon if entered.

Drumbo tonight (8pm): 335: Canaska Miner, Nobodys Baby, Quarterland Ella, Mr Furious, Crucial Valley, Endova Duke

335: Donard Prince, Sourhill Serena, Lisquinlan Pedro, Stride On Sandy, Carnis Cool, Black Ted

525: Corrough Glory, Quarterland Boss, Sunville Lily, Haliska Genie, Dooey Maid, Boynepark Daisy

335: Crabbit Ellie, Pacey Joey, Fairy Prince, Aherlow Beauty, Silver Lil, Gurtnacrehy Duty

335: Whiteys Bluebell, Eimears Gem, Crown Diva, What A Gift, Ballyhill Accord, Mall Happy

575: Solvitas Pearl, Barntick Heart, Glasmeen Tommy, Clondoty Leona, Tullna Amy, Fatboyz Jay

575: Ballyfidora Golf, Lisson Impact, Quarterland Jojo, Ballymoney Brett, Nine Ways, Corona Blue

335: Barnish Lane, Marlfield Travis, Bang Bang Bang, Nosey Taz, Yahoo Mikey, Darfin King

525: Fernisky Coal, Siberian Pearl, Kincraig Pat, Sparta Sandy, Lemon Dazl, Avenue Jewel

335: Tropical Chief, Darfin Dancer, Blue Obama, Dooey Rumble, Searchlight, Gavins Blonde. 525: Daylens Diamond, Ballyhill Legend, Loughside Maggie, Malagwe, Siberian Diamond, Tullymurry Rita

550: Go Marcus Go, Birthday Boy, Flagfield Tiny, Ferneys Screed, Taepot Hill, Blenhiem Tricks

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