Calico Blackjack (Holdem Spy-Wont Fall Behind, Aug 15) recorded the fastest 500 of the night and the fifth fastest of the year with a powerful display from trap six. . .
The winner clocked 29.46 for the 500m and resumed a British career of six wins and a second in his last seven races, in the middle of which was an Irish Derby campaign which indicated he never really took to Shelbourne Park. The second leg of the 6-1 double came courtesy of litter brother Calico Ranger in 29.79 for the same distance.
Carl Perry landed the British bred event with winning favourites Geelo Zip (Ballymac Eske-Emers Ivy, Aug 15) in 29.70 and the bitch’s race with Geelo Brenny (Cashen Legend-Boher Lass, Jan 14) in 30.12.
The performance of the night at SHEFFIELD came from Lightfoot Oscar (Candlelight King-Puma Girl, Apr 16) in a 480m open. Sean Davy’ 18 month old had twice broken 28.00 for the 480m in qualifying and produced a brilliant run to win by seven lengths in the first race of his career.