The grey colt, SILVER CLOUD, running as the 8-5 second favourite with in-form Robert Halledeen aboard, turned the tables on the 2-5 favourite, REGALY BOLD, to win the Restricted Allowance II race for three-year-olds (non-winners of two) in fine style at Caymanas Park yesterday.Presented in immaculate condition by champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, SILVER CLOUD chased early leader MARKOFAPRINCE (27-1) from soon after the start, went through at the halfway stage, and cruised home by 41/2 lengths.REGALLY BOLD, however, did not have the best of luck in running. She failed to go the early pace after stumbling, and was hindered by MARKOFAPRINCE on the rails when getting into top gear approaching the distance, forcing jockey Wesley Henry to check his mount and switch to the outside. By then, all was lost.Halledeen, who is a serious contender for the 2015 jockeys’ title, had a second winner on the card in HOLIDAYWEEKEND (7-2) in the fourth race over a mile, getting up on the line to catch Omar Walker aboard 5-2 chance NO MONEY FRIEND by a nose.Halledeen pushed his season’s tally to 58 – still four behind leader Shane Ellis, who rode two winners as well. Ellis won the Winnie Anglin Memorial Cup co-feature for two-year-olds aboard 7-1 chance MESMERIZE, who made all convincingly.
DONEGAL GAA legends Colm McFadden and Eamon McGee were honoured at Saturday night’s annual banquet in Donegal town following their retirements.The pair were members of the 2012 All-Ireland winning panel and played a combined total of 324 games for Donegal.McFadden retired as Donegal’s record appearance holder and record scorer, with 25-434 scored in 170 appearances. McGee played 154 games for Donegal, making his 100th appearance in the 2012 All-Ireland final win over Mayo.“It was an eventful enough career, but it was good craic,” McGee said in an interview.“It was a good journey. It was a pure honour to play with the likes of Colm, Christy Toye, big Neil, Michael Murphy, Neil the brother, the list goes on.“Donegal, from what I can see, will be competing for the next few years. You have to cut ties eventually.” McFadden was an All-Star in 2012 and said of his retirement: “It was an easy decision at the end up, but I’ll still miss it. The time was right.”DDTV: “It was good craic” – McFadden, McGee reflect on Donegal careers was last modified: December 5th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colm McFaddendonegalEamon McGee