Three of the four runners listed on the site yesterday as Sheffield’s ‘Fastest of the Year’ were racing last night and all three won.
The most impressive was surely Droopys Cymbals (Tullymurry Act-Droopys Cyclone, Dec 14) who was seeking a four-timer for Elaine Parker. The 8-11f led up and once clear it was a case of ‘how far?’. The answer was seven and a half lengths and a career best 28.56. To put the run into some perspective, with the going allowance of -20 taken off, the black was only nine spots outside Domino Storm’s 28.27 track record which was recorded on +10 going.
If Cymbols is Owlerton’s winter four-bend star, his six bend equivalent is kennelmate Barnside Chloe (Forest Master-Light Foot Chloe, Aug 14) who went from trap three with three wins from her last five outings. The white and black went to traps at 1-2f and looking to improve on her 38.81 best. The going worked against her though she stick clocked 39.02, calculated down to 38.72.
Rappers Station (Archaton Pine-Shifting Woman, Jan 14) boasted a 16.07 for the distance but was available at 11-4 due to the presence of Master Lego in the 280 metre open. Nevertheless, the Barrie Draper trained striped jacketed black completed a hat-trick with a 16.12 (-10) half length victory over the favourite.