ON the pacing front, all present were delighted to see the Manning family of Limerick win on a big day at Portmarnock. Young Ryan Manning was in the bike behind Llwyns Delight. Llwyns Delight was the pick of the paddock, a fine training performance to win first time out.

Ryan’s grandfather Paddy was a legend in harness racing, bringing five horses every week and quite often taking home five new faces. The trade-in terms were not always attractive.