Belfast Telegraph

Slip The Cash leaves John £400 richer in Drumbo Park final

By Robert Fenton

Slip The Cash picked the right moment to score for the first time, taking the £400 A4 Dual Distance final over 575 yards at Drumbo on Saturday night.

Owned and trained by Co. Down’s John McLaughlin, the white and fawn dog overturned the semi-final form with Eager Tara. Drawn out wide in box six and the longer run to the bend, clearly suited better and once he chased Eager Tara into the back-straight, he was well placed as a strong stayer.

Slip quickly took control and it was left to Drumna Maple to put it up to him on the run for home, However, he was always holding Maple and won by a length with Tara fading back into third, beaten a total of five lengths in 32.32 secs.

It was a good night for Dundonald’s Margaret Campbell who ended with a double, taking the last two races on the programme.

Stamina came to the fore for Blackstone Nero who finished strongly to land a 525 event in 29.29 secs.

Timely Thought led out and down the far side from Nero and Lake Journey. But Blackstone challenged at the third bend and on the turn for home, finished the stronger going away to score by two lengths.

 Timely struggled to get home and just held on by a short-head from Journey for the minor honours.Better was to come courtesy of Renasup Diva, also over 525. A  black bitch having her first race since last October, Diva looked beaten between the last two bends when Grancore Ella shot to the front. But Diva refused to surrender, finishing with relish to get back up for a three-quarters victory in a solid 29.00 secs.

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