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Magic Moment for Pat as debut pup storms into final

By Robert Fenton

Derry-based I Moment caught the eye in taking the opening semi-final of an S3 sprint contest carrying a winning prize of £400 at Drumbo Stadium on Saturday night.

I Moment is a black Droopys Scolari pup owned by Pat Harkin and he should take plenty of beating in next Saturday's finale.

Not that well away from the lift of the lids as Cons Double flew out and led into the corner from the challenging Edenvale Sara who checked, I Moment had plenty of work to do to qualify never mind win. He was four lengths behind Cons approaching the home stretch but came with a great rattle and stormed home to win by a neck in a fine 18.14 secs

With a decent start, Moment would surely have broken 18 seconds and looks the type who after making his first show at the track, can run up a sequence.

Meadows Gold gave Moira's Henry Gordon McCartney an interest in the final after getting the better of Lynnway Wizard in a good buckle to the line.

Lynnway led up and into the home turn but Gold, a fawn dog, challenged all the way and coming on Wizard's outside, got up for a half-length victory in 18.22.

Tullyrusk Tiger was an unlucky loser for Stoneyford's Frankie Fitzimmons last time out but landed his maiden victory in the third semi-final.

He bolted out of trap one and the black dog was clear going into the corner, coming home unchallenged in beating Yonder Blue three lengths in 18.18.

Bought as a birthday present, Drumcrow Nina gave young Cookstown owner Sinead McGorrey a nice pre-Christmas gift in taking the £300 Stadium A 8 decider.

A blue bitch by Aero Majestic out of Drumcrow Ellie, she went close in the semi-final behind Maxfli but turned that form round when it mattered and landed odds of 7/2.

Aughnamoira Lady hit the ground running but going into the corner, was challenged by Mystical World who showed good pace to lead but Nina was not far away and turning for home, hit the front and ran away in mastering World by three and a half lengths in 18.66.

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