Pegasus flies to Scottish Derby semi-final success
Kelly Macari: Has two runners in the Bettor.com Scottish Derby finalPICTURE: STEVE NASH
MILL PEGASUS (4-1) came of age with a superb performance to land the opening semi-final of the Bettor.com Scottish Derby over 480m at Shawfield as ante-post favourite Boher Paddy crashed out.
Irish raider Barefoot Allstar led as expected, but Boher Paddy once again turned behind
him and it seemed a repeat of Tuesday was on the cards when he came through to beat that rival.
However, it was obvious by halfway that Boher Paddy was making little impression and instead Mill Pegasus stormed through to challenge.
Kelly Macari's had turned in the traps in a trial stakes prior to the event, but has improved with each run since and he got on top close home here to beat Barefoot Allstar by a length in 29.31sec with Droopys Cristian claiming third ahead of a tiring Boher Paddy.
The second semi saw Macari's Mill Bling Bling lead early and then rally afterbeing passed by Tudor Prince along the back straight only for the duo, who ultimately dead-heated for second, to be collared on the line by Julie Bateson's last-to-first Bowtime Sykes in a modest 29.79sec.
Friday's Bettor.com Scottish Derby final: 1 Mill Pegasus, 2 Barefoot Allstar, 3 Mill Bling Bling, 4 Tudor Prince (m), 5 Droopys Cristian (w), 6 Bowtime Sykes (w)
Bettor.com Sprint Trophy: 1 You Mind Me (m), 2 Jumeirah Dubai (m), 3 Lampard (m), 4 Cuil Jaguar (w), 5 SkywalkerGold (w), 6 Diego Scolari (w).
Bettor.com 500 Trophy: 1 Banfid Samson, 2 Blue Artisan, 3 Tricky Chuggy, 4 Mags Gamble (m), 5 Hey Cosmo (w), 6 Droopys Luisao (w).
Bettor.com Stayers Trophy: 1 Anfi Gem, 2 Derrane Jake, 3 Glenbane Mile, 4 Lonely Boy, 5 Caledonian Brae, 6 Ennis Dervla.