Week 8 Preview
The All-Age Cup at & has received a good entry. Blazing Music and Rock could make it to the semi-final from the top half and could have a rematch of their TA Morris third round. Benny is a cup winner in the bottom half, while David is Happy, Jingles and Jazz are all trial stake winners in the bottom half. Darlan ran up two trial stakes as a puppy and has reached the final of a cup this year also.
In the All-Age Bitch stake returns to the field of her trial stake success and can go well while Brickfield Sky, bitch stake winner looks likely to go well. Both could meet in the semi-final and Shadow Hunter could meet the winner in the final.
In the Derby Trial Stake Boy, Magic and Blue have all ran up trial stakes this year and set a high standard.
The Kit Browne North Kerry Cup has attracted a decent entry as usual and Lotto is back to defend his title from last season. Tynwald Ash was a good quality puppy from last year and can improve on his Limerick performance. Magic has only had one run since his trial stake win where he was beaten by in . Both reappear here and kennelmate is the first trial stake winner to reappear in All-Age company and will be an interesting watch. Mystery Eoin and have both ran up cups this season and can go well.
The star of the meeting once again will be . The Oaks winner made an excellent reappearance at and can show how good she is again here. Sand Sea Model will look to build on her performance and can reach the semi-final. City Beauty performed well at before meeting in the semi-final, she may reach the final here but could face the same opponent again.
In the All-Age Cup Figaro looks to have a solid chance. With only one outing this year he was beaten by Eastern Shore at . A trial stake winner at Dundalk last year he can go well here. Jacksons Lane is a third season dog with plenty of ability while Loyal Liam is another in the same category. Gifted Rebel is one with ability in the bottom half, but it may be between Eoin and Fee Fontaine to reach the final.
In the All-Age Bitch stake Time To Sleep and both ran well here last season. Oh Here won the Oaks Trial stake at Old and Adios Belle is a good third season performer who will be hard to beat. Rocky Hill reached the final here last year while Yukon Glory is a third season performer who has won stakes in both her seasons.
ran up at and can go well in the Derby Trial stake. In the Oaks trial stake Annie and Dale can both go well after recent good performances at and Westmeath.
Wilton Magic is returning to the Tipperary Cup after victory here last year. Having already won at Mallow this year he will look to add more points to his tally this week. Power and winner Whiskey Galore can provide most competition in the top half. Needham Simple is drawn in the bottom half and looks like he can make his first win since his impressive trial stake win in .
The All-Age Bitch Stake sees Blonde return to action for the first time since landing this stake last year. Waterford runner up Magic meets Mary in a good first round buckle. Barrack and Vanilla meet in the first round in another good quality contest. Atlantic Diva sets the standard in the bottom half while Needham Marie and are top runners in a good quality event.
Wicked Monk is another member of the trial stake and Annual Exchange was a beaten finalist in the trial stake at . Both runners will be expected to go well here. Crafty will be a huge player in the Oaks trial stake however Magical will also be a major player. Beaten by Crafty in the second round in after an eye-catching first round win, she can improve on that performance this week.