Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Wednesday, Thursday 15th and 16th October
Judge: Bernard Goold
Slipper: Noel Flynn

With true coursing weather on its way the ground at Fermoy is starting to ease and there had been a good bit of watering by the club.  Fermoy ran a great meeting with excellent hares. 



Nice win

Gilly and Matty Ryan
Kingsmill Dynamo x Lochbo Polly

 RU Ballyverry Snowy

A popular Local win....for me this pup stood out on the first day.  I never look at clocks and just go by the eye....still very green I would expect improvement.....

Well done to the Flynns....a true coursing family


Lar Flynn
Kyle James x Cumbawn Ellen

Galtee Boy (Mafi Magic x Marwood Babe)


A very emotional win for the Lawrence Family.  From a kennel who never fails to deliver.

Another  runner who took my eye the first day

John Lawrence......trainer David Flanagan
Killimor Matey x Asgoodasgold
Crafty Choo (Kyle James x Crafty Molino)


Courtmachve Syndicare

Droopys Vieri x Droopys Twirl

Full Storm



Congrats to Pat who was winning this Stake for the second year running

Pat Cunningham

Adios Alonso x Castlemartyr Jet


first day survivors

Nice Fine Day
Galtee Boy
Crafty Enzo
Macroney Rebel
Glenlough Tom
Sexy Rexy
Callaway Go Mac

Crafty Choo
Hi Five Yankee
Small Bit Bright
Why Tanyard Glow
Knockelly Ann (B)
Megans Music



Week 4 
AbbeydorneyCrohane & KillenauleEdenderry, Fermoy, Loughrea & New Ross 
Fermoy get there midweek meeting underway on Wednesday. Breezing Johnny will be expected to put up a bold showing in the Ballyarthur Stakes. Other runners to note are Kingsmill Vibe and Sarasota Silver, who can oppose the selection in the final.  
Runners with more experience are now beginning to reappear in more and more meetings. A notable entry in the Derby trial stake at Fermoy is Kilflynn reserve winner Sexy Rexy 

The Slievenamon Cup at Crohane and Killenaule attracted a good interest. The winner of the first round buckle between Wyken Power and Call Him Bale will be expected to go a long way and the top half of the stake can be a battle between Sudden Cas and Cracking Jet. 
Diligent beat Cashel’s winner Loyal Lyric in a good All-Age bitch stake at Rathdowney last year, but it is the more fancied Call Her Dresden, who is expected to win here. Reported to be unlucky in the semi-final at Kilflynn, Dresden can get back to winning ways here. 

Edenderry’s All-Age Cup has turned out to be a cracker on paper. Kilkeale Hero, beaten only once in his career, by Thomas The Tank in the Derby Semi-final of two years ago, lines up here as the defending champion. Central Investor, defeated in the third round of the Derby having gone back to slips, can oppose Kilkeale Hero in the final. A final which would be highly anticipated. Newry Awake and Crafty Boohoo look set to provide stiffest opposition. 

Loughrea’s Connacht Cup sees Mr Blonde reappear in a bid to step forward on his Glin performance. He looks set to do the business here with Crafty Yahoo the biggest danger. 
Flow on Jess can get the better of last year’s trial stake winner Nidge Weasel and progress to the final while Hollyhill Rosie and Fortuna Delight look best in the bottom half. Rocky Hill is also respected in a wide open stake. 

The Horgan Cup at Abbeydorney provided a memorable day for my family last year with Man of War. This year Vale View Flyer looks the one to beat. Incidentally he was the competitor who was sent back to slips with Central Investor in the third round of the Derby last year which resulted in Vale View being a non-runner on the Monday morning. Berkie Browne’s Isle of Dreams could oppose him in the final while Play It Cool represents our kennel in Man of War’s absence. 
Castle Tornado, a Kitty Butler semi-finalist meets Ballymac Ashie in what will be a good buckle and Sand Sea Model is also in a tricky top half. Horgie Baby looks likely to progress to the final while wearing the white collar all the way. 

Ashmore King and Kingsmill Vibe were unlucky not to pick up trial stakes last season and both can perform well in the Corn Ros Mhic Treion at New Ross, which gets underway on Monday. Kingsmill Vibe is declared at Fermoy on Wednesday so a notable performance there may mean he doesn’t take up his place in Wexford. Hi Black Jack is another who may not run in New Ross if he performs well in the Connacht Cup in Loughrea.   
The All-Age Bitch stake has attracted an impressive entry and Needham Marie looks the one to beat. The Bitch Puppy Stake winner at Limerick will be fancied to succeed by many this week. Roadside Lady can provide a test in the bottom half while Ballarue New who upset Bank Perspective in the Oaks, can oppose Marie in the final.   

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

PADDYS VIEW on last weeks coursing

Paddy McGhee  gives his view on last weeks meetings

Week 3 
Ballyheigue, Cashel, Regional & Westmeath 

All-Age Scene 
Cashel is the obvious starting point from last weekend. A successful meeting which produced some top class winners. 

Skellig Sunlight (Adios Alonso/Skellig Babe), landed the Morrissey Cup in fine style, beating Kingsmill Rover in the semi-final and Cooga Darlan in the final. Sunlight, unlucky in his puppy season when impressing in Knockgraffon made a pleasing start to his All-age season for connections. 

Loyal Lyric takes the final from Foto Castle

Loyal Lyric (Musical Time/Strideaway Smurf) landed the All-age bitch stake at the meeting beating the fast Fota Castle in the final. This is Lyric’s third victory after her trial stake win at Balbriggan and a 32 runner All-Age cup at Templetouhy last year which sealed her place in Clonmel for the second year running. A real fast lady, Loyal Lyric is now in a lovely position to make it back to Clonmel for a third successive year for the Donnelly’s.  

Ballyheigue’s White Sands Hotel cup was won by Duarigle Mystic (Mafi Magic/Oilean Mystic) beating Mystery Eoin in the final. Important points were at stake here and Duarigle Mystic joins Kilflynn winner Floating Patriot on six points.  

Maggie Dan (March Is On/Big Maggie) joins her litter sister Turning Pace on four points after landing the All-Age bitch stake at the meeting. A third All-Age bitch stake for the sire of these too impressive ladies March Is OnBallymac Town ran up a trial stake to Tynwald Jane last season at Castleisland and filled the same position in this stake.  

Power of Peace (Kingsmill Dynamo/Polar Lights) beaten in the Derby third round by Kyle Calvin, produced the goods in the James Curran Memorial Cup at Regional. The Michael and Eimear Heeney owned runner continued his good form in a competitive event and beat the Spillane’s Gurteen Vince in the final. 


Although Gurteen Vince was beaten in the final, the Spillane’s explosive start to the season continued as Lochbo Vicky (Lochbo Blake/Lochbo Abbey) landed the All-Age bitch stake. She came into the stake under the radar and beat the more fancied runners Kilkeale Queen, Rocky Hill and Magical Amber on her way to victory. A third victory in two weeks for the Spillane family.   


The Belsize Cup at Westmeath went to the track-bred Garlyn Flash (Head Bound/Our Favourite). Wood Dynamo was fancied strongly prior to the competition but had to settle for second best behind the Sammy McKeever trained runner who had the benefit of an outing at Liscannor in the first week of the season. 

Trial Stakes 
Eight trial stakes were decided over the weekend, two of which were Reserve Trial Stakes. Kyle James and Mafi Magic provided two winners each respectively while Razor Ashmore, Adios Alonso, Castle Pines and Kingsmill Dynamo all added one each.  

Kingcormac Fairy (Kyle James/Shes A Dazzler), a February puppy landed the Derby trial stake at Cashel in good fashion while the 64 runner Oaks trial stake went to Ballyverry River (Castle Pines/Quality and Dash). 


The Ballyheigue Derby trial stake went to Brownes Kitchen (Razor Ashmore/Urker Mo Ghra) a late April puppy. Clocking faster than All-Age cup winner Duarigle Mystic, I’m sure he will be well fancied between now and the Derby in February. The reserve Oaks trial stake at the meeting was won by Not My Pick (Kingsmill Dynamo/Bower Sign), beating Ballymac Alberta in the final, a full trial stake will now be on the radar.  

Rathfort James (Kyle James/Caoimhes Chill), a January dog was successful at Regional and the reserve bitch trial stake went to the Niall Heeney owned Skyfullofstars (Mafi Magic/La Madrina), a late June bitch, she can be expected to improve throughout the year in pursuit of her full trial stake.


Finally the remaining two trial stakes at Westmeath were won by Judiligence (Adios Alonso/Notindispute) a May dog and Bakers Cailin (Mafi Magic/Cuhullain Rion) who capped off a good week for sire Mafi Magic.