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Murt Leahy Delivers For John Coleman

by Jimmy Rhatigan

Kilkenny trainer Murt Leahy enjoyed a night to remember in Shelbourne Park on Saturday as Droopys Gloss delivered a stunning performance in the final of the SIS Juvenile Derby.

Droopys Gloss had already confirmed her standing as one of the best in the land ahead of the decider, but this latest display further cemented her standing. 

Not only did she beat some of the sharpest early pacers into the bend, but she drove clear to emerge a brilliant winner, landing the €20,000 winner’s purse for Kilkenny trainer Murt Leahy and owner John Coleman


Showing wonderful pace, Droopys Gloss made every yard of the running to win the famous event in style. 

Showing real enthusiasm and brilliance, Droopys Gloss powered clear on the run in to emerge a five and a half-length winner in a fast 28.49 (rated .20 slow). 

It was a top-class display from a bitch with a massive future. John Coleman and Murt Leahy would have floated home from Shelbourne Park and with reason. 

They have a star with the potential to challenge for all the major honours in the coming year.

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