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Manus Vieri wins top-grader

Pat McInerney from Manus won the top-graded race in Galway on Thursday night with his Manus Vieri.
This was in the concluding A2-graded 525 bumper race for which the Donal Cooney-trained Varra Polly, owned by the Boys Club syndicate, went off the even-money favourite from trap two. On That Jarug set the pace from trap five to lead at the first bend from Dan Thenavigator in three and the Ennis-owned Mythical Tar in the inside lane. Chestnut Style, in trap six, made up ground going down the back to take up the running while Manus Vieri was also making progress.
However, when they reached the home bend there was not much between the field. They were lined across the track and close to home Manus Vieri just got up to snatch it from On That Jarug. The son of Droopys Vieri-Baby Jean won by a neck in a time of 29.53. A half length back for third spot was Mythical Tar , trained by Tom Flanagan for Frank White and John Keane, Ennis.
The first of the eight races on the card also went to Clare with Burnpark Leonard doing the business for trainer, Kieran Browne and owner, Mary Browne. This was an A8-graded 525 for which Outback Jambeau in trap two was sent off the 7/4 favourite.
She started well to to lead on the inside by a length from Brickhill Aisake in five and Burnpark Leonard in three as they rounded the first bend. Brickhill Aisake challenged for the lead over the final two bends but when he and the favourite ran wide off the home bend, the opportunity was there for Burnpark Leonard and he slipped through on the inside to win by two and a half lengths from Brickhill Aisake with Robeen Hawk in third place. Burnpark Leonard-Droopys Maldini-Burnpark Dora- had a winning clock of 29.86.
The Ennistymon-owned Kilcornan Girl (Tom O’Connor) was an early leader in the next race, which was an S8-graded event over 350 yards. However, as they approached the opening bend, the trap one runner and locally owned Theresas Dilemma took up the running. She stayed in front to win by three and a half lengths in 19.51 from Kiklcornan Girl, who finished three parts of a length in front of the third placed Fernpark Star (Anna Carey, Cooraclare).
Liscannor owner, Joe Malone made it a three-timer for Clare through the success of his Senahel Yeah Man in an S4-graded 350-yard race.
All six started well but as they came nerarer the opening bend Senahel Yeah Man, in trap three, went on by a length from the trap six runner, Mayor Impact, who won in great style for Kilkishen owner James Murphy in Limerick last week.
Between the next two bends the Liscannor-owned black and white was a half length in front of Mayor Impact who, despite swirching inside, just failed to catch the winner, who got the verdict by a neck. The winner, a son of Yeah Man-Superfine Daisy, clocked 19.43 for the trip.
Lismadine Road, in trap three, showed early pace to lead by a length from Peadars Touch (trap four) and Shrewd Buy in five in an A5-graded 525-yard race. Rounding the opening bend, Easy To Say railed well to move into second spot turning down the back.
The Ray McCarrick-handled Easy To Say (Yeah Man-Honchos Trix) took over the lead at the half-way stage and raced on to win the race by three and a half lengths in 29.53 from Peadars Touch, trained by Donie Duggan for Shannon owner Peter Russell.
West Clare owner, Pat Conlon made it win number four for the Banner with his Milesian Smurf in an A7-graded race over 525 yards. From the start, Bumblebee Davis and Cloughtanny were the pacemakers and it looked as though the race would be between those two.
However, Milesian Smurf, the even-money favourite, put on the presure at the half-way mark and with a strong ­performance as they raced for the line, the daughter of Climate Control-Milesian Magic got up to win by a length in 29.72 from Bumblebee David. It was just the second outing for Milesian Smurf.

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