< Canary Row (4-1) bounced back to his best in the Kilkenny Senior Hurlers Race Day Saturday June 24th Handicap at Gowran Park.
The seven-year-old has been an excellent servant to the Patrick Prendergast yard ever since he chased home Dawn Approach on debut, and loved the rain-softened ground.
He set sail for home early enough in the straight but the further he went, the better he went and he raced away from his rivals to land a supposedly competitive handicap by seven and a half lengths, with Dinkum Diamond next best.< Furiosa continued her steady progression with victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden.
Shane Foley was always to the fore on Ken Condon's charge and although Two For Tea who was a fair way behind Furiosa at Cork last month, challenged hard, the 11-4 chance confirmed her superiority, albeit by just a neck.< Onlyhuman showed the benefit of an outing to register a decisive success in the Ladies Day June 24th (C & G) Maiden.
Eddie Lynam's 8-1 shot was down the field on his Leopardstown debut but was much better here, quickening to the front with a quarter of a mile to travel before comfortably accounting for favourite Cannonball by two and three-quarter lengths.< New Direction (14-1) hit the crossbar twice on the all-weather earlier in the year and gained just reward for his consistency on his return in the Festival Of Speed July 16th Handicap.
Jim Bolger's five-year-old had Light That snapping at his heels but Kevin Manning kept him up to his work to score by a length and three-quarters.< Les Arceaux (7-1) broke his duck in the Gowran Park Golf Club Handicap, while the divisions of the Family Fun Day June 25th Apprentice Handicap went to Cosmic Symbol (14-1) and Punches Pious (7-1).
The latter's jockey Ana O'Brien was also on the mark when Music Box justified even-money favouritism in the Gowran Park Fillies Maiden.