Billy Twomey makes a winning return to Dublin

Billy Twomey headed an Irish top four in the Clayton speed Derby in Dublin with Ardcolum Duke. He guided the 12-year-old Gypsy Duke/Clover Hill stallion into a 1.14 sec win over Shane Sweetnam on Cyklon.

Dermott Lennon provided the fastest time of the class on Vampire but added a four sec penalty with Greg Broderick in fourth on Zuidam. Robert Bevis finished fifth on the 10-year-old Vogue, Laura Renwick took eighth on Rembrandt Blue with Robert Smith 10 th on Cimano E in the 20-strong class.

Billy was on form in his home country, taking second in the Serpentine speed stakes aboard the Cavalier/Animo 14-year-old Tin Tin. They were 1.42 sec behind the winner, Italy’s Lorenzo de Luca with Limestone Grey.

Shane Breen was fifth on Golden Hawk. Four faults dropped Laura and Heliodor Hybris from third to 13th.

Lorenzo also topped the Anglesea Stakes with Halifax Van Het Kluizebos. British-based Irishman Anthony Condon took sixth on the Verdi nine-year-old Chinook II with a steady double clear, and Shane Breen was just behind in seventh aboard the 10-year-old Market Irminka with a fast four.

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