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George Deane Memorial to Brywins Starship

07:53 AM 03 Jun 2019 NZST
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Pacers on parade with the unique road crossing in view at Dunmanway
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Winning connections of Brywins Starship, winner of the George Deane Memorial in Dunmanway.
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Rounding the opening corner in Dunmanway
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West Cork, IE - Brywins Starship owned locally by Micheal Healy was a popular winner of the George Deane Memorial Final, the first of the big Summer Handicaps, which took place at Dunmanway on Sunday.
Three Elimination were held with two to qualify from each for the final.
In the opening heat Western Dreamer and Armoured Bear went to battle early and remained in front into the final quarter .Here Hurry Up Abi hit the front and led home Western dreamer by two lengths.
In the second heat Brywins Starship drew pole position and was never headed leading home Hail Spartacus by a length .
In The final qualifier punters "waded into" Meadowbranch Demon and despite carrying a thirty yard handicap the veteran ran his rivals ragged and ran on a two length winner from Sunnyside Kidare.
In The final the "smart money " came for Brywins Starship .Hurry Up Abi led early from Sunnyside Kildare .With two furlongs to pace Brywins Starship was set alight Meadowbranch Demon this time on a 50 yard trail made his move but hit traffic on the final corner and Brywins Starship was not to be denied on his home track staying on to beat Hurry Up Abi by a length.
"My late father and George Deane were great friends and its a great honor to win here today .He takes a bit of a hit in the handicap but its full steam ahead to The Red John Memorial in two weeks, " winning owner Mike Healy said in the press briefing.
The winner was driven by his nephew Richard Kingston.
Waxies Dargle, who disappointed on his previous two starts, made amends in the Grade G /G1 Pace. This son of Connors Dragon led from the start and won by three lengths and landed some nice bets for connections and gave Ryan Manning his first winner under rules.
There was only one trot on the card and it was the ultra consistent Tarnao Josselyn who sat behind Un Boss for most of the mile and his five length winning margin could have been much more.
There is no local action next week so The Red John Memorial Festival is next for followers with over €100,000 in purse money on offer in Lyre.
By Tim Kelleher, for Harnesslink
Race One 
  1. Hurry Up Abi J Manning jnr
  2. Western Dreamer K Sheehy
  3. IB A Magician D Murphy 
DIST 2L 4L TIME 2.07.1 7 Ran 
Race Two 
  1. Brywins Starship R Kingston 
  2. Hail Spartacus P Hill
  3. Panam Colt L Kelleher 
DIST 1L 1L TIME 2.06.2 6 Ran 
Race Three 
  1. Meadowbranch Demon L Kelleher 
  2. Sunnyside Kildare D Murphy 
  3. King Wills Arrival O Quill 
DIST 2L 1/2L TIME 2.05.2 5 Ran 
Race Four 
  1. Tarnao Josselyn S Quill 
  2. Vigo De Bassiere K Sheehy
  3. UN Boss D O Mahony 
DIST 5L 2L Time 2.14.2 8 Ran 
Race Five 
  1. Waxies Dargle R Manning 
  2. Cushenstown Rocky P Gilligan 
  3. Brywins One Off M Goggin Jnr 
DIST 3L 1L TIME 2.10.9 7 Ran 
Race six (Final) 
  1. Brywins Starship R Kingston 
  2. Hurry Up Abi J Manning Jnr 
  3. Meadowbranch Demon L Kelleher 
DIST 1L NK TIME 2.05.2 6 Ran 
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