Belfast Telegraph

Jimmys Sham the real deal with easy win


By Robert Fenton

Jimmys Sham is the apple of Audrey Burney's eye and it's not hard to see why. There's certainly nothing sham about the Armagh-based black dog who continues to rise up the ladder.

His latest success came in an A1 contest which Jimmys took by the scruff of the neck, recording his win best win to date in 28.68 secs.

From trap five, Sham broke quickly and once swinging the bend and cutting off his rivals, the contest was over. He beat the Enniscorthy challenger Kereight Niamh by seven and a half lengths.

There were other notable displays, such as a second successive victory for Ballymena's Causeway Kim. The black bitch, owned by Ballymena's Helen Morrison, obliged for the third time in a row, winning in a career best time of 28.74 secs.

On the sprint front, Oliver Canavan's Light The Smiddy dipped under 18 secs (17.93) on his first run at the track.

The A5 decider went to Mary and Seamus Casey's Dundalk-based Groveshill View. From an outside draw the previous week, the white and black bitch was beaten four lengths by Siberian Venus, favourite for the £300 prize.

But this time it was Venus on the outside and View on the inner. While Siberian finished with relish, Groveshill View just held on by a diminishing head in 29.56 with Samcro running on for third, a length and a half further adrift.

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