Wholly deserving of recognition for a wonderful career, we gave Paddy Burke’s Bumblebee Kyne (Head Bound/Menlo Polly) the big-up in profile earlier this week and thankfully that limelight did not put the mockers on a fabulous veteran racer as he scored a third victory in his last four starts at Galway on Saturday.
Never over proficient in breaking terms, Kyne was well away this time from Trap 1 and hugging the rail to the crown of the bends, sneaked through to lie in a handy second behind pacesetter Balrobuck Jet entering the back-straight. He would range right up on the leader’s tail at this point before briefly checked back to a two length deficit but a strong stayer at the 525 Yard trip, the veteran was certain to again pose a threat at the closing bends.
Duly delivering his challenge in timely fashion, he this time found a gap on the rails and forcefully claimed the lead off the final bend before streaking clear to a two and half length success over that same rival in 29.54.
Bumblebee Kyne will turn six years of age in October but is showing little sign of losing his enthusiasm for racing having handled this return to A4 grade well in his stride and an opportunity to contest in the same grade next time can likely see a further extension of his wonderfully entertaining career.