Last years Red John Handicap winner Ringo Star could also cause an upset. The Gold and Silver divisions of the Le Trot Grand Criterium Grass trotting feature the French trotters with nine runners in each.There are two saddle races, a grade G and a Grade G1 pace.A winner of The Paddy Connolly Memorial at Ballabuidhe this son of Bear Dance will have to be at his best to account for Rhyds Trixter, Ringo Kid, Rhyds Rambler and Maximus Lad.The PJI Engineering Free For All could develop into a battle between Meadowbranch Romeo and his half brother Meadowbranch Demon but Rhyds Destiny a winner last day here in Manch and Grand Prix winner Hail Spartacus waiting in the wings.Prize money has increased to €5000 (€3500 last year) and 40 pacers will contest the five heats.Heat Three will see Rhyds Cobbler start as favourite but Armoured Bear will have his first outing in the handicap proper for owner John Boyle whose stock have been in top form.It is essential that all horseowners (Road & Field), Members & Committees attend this meeting as our winter season has for many years been the backbone of the ITHRF and will have serious consequences if not secured.Following on from the very successful Friday evening meeting in Lissangle, arranged at very short notice, it has been decided to hold another meeting on Friday evening the 9th of September in Dunmanway at 6pm, subject to sufficient entries.
Please note that the online Entries Form race meeting details have not been updated but is valid and you can use the form as is to enter your horse for the next scheduled races in Dunmanway on Friday Evening the 9th of September.The Red John Memorial handicap is the feature of the weekend with five elimination heats on the Saturday and the Grand Final on Sunday.Throw in IB Maximus and Saunders Picasso into the mix for another top class heat.Heat five Sunnyside Kildare going for the big Summer handicap double.
The Oakwood Stud sponsored Irish Three Year Old Grass Pacing Championship has attracted a select six runner field.
Lakeview Panam and Hillside Aureloius both won impressively here last day out and must be fancied.