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Bobby goes with the Flo for Drumbo's fastest time in two and a half years

By Robert Fenton

Craigavon owner-trainer Bobby Scullion has been in a golden vein of form and that was more than highlighted on Saturday night by the tremendous display from Scully Flo who clocked the fastest time over 575 yards in two and a half years at Drumbo Park.

Flo, a brindle bitch, gave him his second winner on the night, clocking 31.38, just two spots slower than Monleek Force back in November 2014.

Leading up from Your Some Craic and Whiz Round, she turned the first bend in front and flowed away, building up a considerable lead running down to the third bend.

Staying on well, she had 11 lengths to spare over Blaze in a brilliant 31.38, just two spots behind Monleek Force's 31.36 set in November 2014..

The record time for the trip is 30.90 set by the great bitch Lemon Velvet in 2009.

Earlier, Bobby's Sleepy Genie was very alert in taking the opening sprint. The black bitch was beaten out of the boxes by Pookies Arrow but Sleepy was on top going into the turn and then held the renewed challenge of Pookies by half-a-length in 18.39 secs.

Patrons also saw an eye-catching start for the novice Maggie Me Granny who clocked 18.00 and was strongly supported in the ring. Handled by Antrim's Frank Courtney for Hollywood's Don Hayes, the youngster missed his break as Darfin Jade cut out the pace on the run-up.

But Granny took the bend in fine fashion and rattled home in good style, beating Annas Fire Bolt three lengths, the latter depriving Jade of second spot by a head

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