Only one place to start, a brave front running performance from Owen McKenna’s Pestana to win the Boylesports Champion Stakes at Shelbourne Park with the second nomination going to fastest Corn Cuchulainn semi winner Ballymac Kingdom

With all eyes on Newinn Taylor and Newinn Session, it was Session’s brother Doolin Duke who lit up the Produce Stakes semis with the fastest run on Friday.

Meanwhile at Dundalk, Swanley Bale went to within half a length of Droopys Steel’s 400 yard clock in the Irish Sprint Cup. Other lines worth noting include puppy Piercetown Ash’s 28.82 for 525 at Enniscorthy and a FOY for 525 at Galway from Foxwood Jon Jo.

Eventual winner Pestana (T3) from Ballymac Cooper (T6) Ballymac Wild (T1) Ballymac Anton (T2) Ballyhimikin Jet (T4) and Lenson Bocko (T5) to the first bend in the final of the Boylesports Champion stakes at Shelbourne Park – photo Imelda Grauer

CLONMEL 28.39 DOOLIN DUKE (Laughil Duke-Coolavanny Pearl, Jul 18)
CURRAHEEN PARK 29.47 SCOOBY PRINCESS (Ballymac Eske-Mountaylor Queen, Apr 18)
DRUMBO PARK 28.81 WALLETBUSTER RAY (Superior Product-Do It Kim, Apr 18)
DUNDALK 20.85 SWANLEY BALE (Laughil Blake-Killinan Baby, Jan 18)
ENNISCORTHY 28.82 PIERCESTOWN ASH (Ballymac Eske-Piercestown Moll, Oct 18)
GALWAY 28.69 FOXWOOD JON JO (Droopys Jet-Moanteen Beauty, Aug 18)
KILKENNY 29.26 HULK SMASH (Greenwell Hulk-Bredas Pearl, May 17)
LIMERICK 28.72 MOHANE ROSA (Ballymac Vic-Mohane Maeve, Nov 17)
MULLINGAR 29.19 RACECOURSE MINE (Zero Ten-Portumna West, Apr 17)
NEWBRIDGE 28.81 LODGEFIELD MOLLY (Superior Product-Lodgefield Snap, Mar 18)
SHELBOURNE PARK 41.49 BALLYMAC KINGDOM (Definate Opinion-Coolavanny Angie, Apr 18)
  29.57 PESTANA (Ballymac Best-Coolavanny Pet, Apr 18)
THURLES PARK 28.59 LAUGHIL JOSH (Head Bound-Laughil Louise, Jul 17)
TRALEE 28.55 SEOMRA RAZL (Definate Opinion-Ballymac Razzler, Jun 18)
WATERFORD 28.47 TRACEYS PET (Laughil Blake-Fear Emoski, Jun 18)
YOUGHAL 29.04 DRUIDS WHERE TO (Droopys Roddick-Druids Diana, Apr 18)

Sarah Kinsella Presents the trophy to Eoin Mc Kenna Trainer of Pestana, winner of the 2020 BoyleSports Champion Stakes open 550 at Shelbourne Park. Also included are Wayne McCarthy IGB and Derek Frehill Racing Manager Shelbourne Park – photo Imelda Grauer