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Nealy is some pup with £350 final victory at Drumbo

By Robert Fenton

Liosgarbh Nealy was Drumbo Park's star on Saturday night with a brilliant piece of running in winning an A3 final worth £350 to Newtownards owner Dennis Jamison.

The black pup, not yet two until July and trained by Dennis's brother Hugh, won this at the lift of the lids.

He pinged out from Pennylane Vicky and Barntick Heart with the 4/7 favourite Coolykereen Jack very slow away.

Nealy, bought as an unraced pup in the Thurles sales, flew down the back-straight, clocking a split time of 16.36 while Jack began to make up ground along with Swift Mishka but they had it all to do to catch the leader.

Coolykereen put in a strong finish as expected but it was all too late as he went down by two lengths in a very fast 28.82 secs. Swift Mishka was a further four and a half back.

At Shelbourne Park, Jaytee Jet showed once again what a tremendous tracker he is and heads for the English Derby following his €25,000 Easter Cup triumph.

Handled by Paul Hennessey, who was winning is seventh Easter Cup, Jet has speed and craft which has seen him emerge as one of the top prospects in Ireland.

Jaytee didn't come away well but got round the first and second bends without trouble and once on to the back-straight his power came to the fore as he began to quickly cut back the leeway on leader Skywalker Pearl. He soon sped past and went away to win by two and a half lengths in 29.54 (550).

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