MORRISSEY ALL AGE CUP
This was a very close run Cup............id tend to think that a bit of soft ground 3/4 of the way up the track had a effect on a couple of courses ....including the Final of this Cup.
Runner up Shoestown Blue had just taken up the lead when he met this patch and lost his action only for Donard King to surge ahead again
The Final....Donard King just up
Donard King is by Why Tanard moon out of Long Acre bred by the Doyles from Freshford and won a trial stake at Ballymena last year.
DERBY TRIAL STAKE
Winner Moot Point....ru Curragh Kanu
A nice win this for Moot Point .......a Matt Hyland son of Miss Preston..........Miss Preston being a sister to Oaks winner Quality and Gold.. Trained by Mick Donavon and owned by Sir Mark Prescott. Matt Hyland is having a sensational start to the season
OAKS TRIAL STAKE
Winner Smokey Aoife........ru Jumbos Bla
Tom O`Dwyer won this one with Smokey Aoife..........shes from a Smokey line that goes way back to Minty Flavour.............amazing to still be winning with a line you have had for so long!
A daughter of Murtys Blaze...........the first ive seen. Not very big but full of go
Smokey Aoife takes the final from Jumbos Bla
And you all though Hare Boxes were for putting hares in!!
Some of the lovely workers
Slipper Richie Brannigan