Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Miltown Malbay coursing 2014 supporting finals

Miltown Malbay coursing 2014 supporting finals


Review of Week 5 

All-Age Scene 
A number of runners who had earned points early in the season were making reappearances this week. Some were expected to gain another few points and leave themselves in a good position for the February Classics, however this didn’t happen and we have more new winners in the All-Age ranks and no dog or bitch in pole position for a Champion Stakes qualifying position.  

Somelittlething (Kingsmill Dynamo/Moat Belle) made the perfect start to her All-Age campaign when winning the ultra-competitive Castleisland All-Age Bitch. Only the third Oaks winner in ten years to reappear after landing the February ClassicSomelittlething landed this stake in fine style from the fast Blades of Steel who was reappearing herself after an absence of exactly one year. This Stake was easily the most competitive of the season thus far and both Somelittlething and Blades of Steel can earn more Champion Stakes point throughout the season.  
The Island Cup at Castleisland went to Tilford Tom (Adios Alonso/Whitestone River). This fellow is a real classy performer and has won on each of his three seasonal reappearances while also landing the Corn na Feile as a puppy. Beating two impressive puppies from last year in the form of Needham Simple and SturdyandstaunchTilford landed the final from Shift Johnnycash, a dog who was having his best performance to date.  

The Skellig prefix landed an All-Age bitch double at the weekend. Skellig Lola (Bexhill Eoin/Qualityandgold), handled by Charlie Faul was winning her third All-Age Bitch Stake, this time at Ballinagar, while Skellig Rose (Matt Hyland/Beyond Tivoli), having her first run since reaching the quarter final of the Oaks, won at Miltown Malbay. Rose always looked the star performer in the line-up and obliged while Lola’s win was the second victory in a week for Charlie Faul after Split Decision landed the All-Age Bitch Stake at Loughrea 
The All-Age Cup at Miltown Malbay went to Lineroad Amigo (Wallace Green/Portinard Nine). A trial stake winner at Bandon last year this fellow was beaten in the second round of the Derby by Vale View Flyer. He had a run two weeks ago at Ballyheigue and showed how capable he was here. Lineroad beat Maker of Rules, a fellow trial stake winner in the final.  
Dealbhna Mor (Murtys Blaze/Blades of Glory) won the All-Age Cup at Ballinagar last weekend. A reserve trial stake winner last season, beating Fingal Master, he won this event from runner-up Roskeen Chief. He was very consistent on the clocks throughout the event and beat hot favourite Blazing Music in the second round.   

The form kennel of the season so far must be the Spillane’s from Cork and their “Lochbo” prefix landed another All-Age Cup, this time with Lochbo Benny (Bexhill Eoin/Lochbo Polly). A West Cork Derby winner late last season, Benny improved from his recent run at Abbeydorney to win the Cup at Charleville. The All-Age Bitch Stake at the meeting went to Brickfield Sky (Adios Alonso/WindgapView) where she overcame Oaks Semi-finalist Upup And Away in the final. Sky’s best performance came when she ran up the Cork Oaks trial stake to Skellig Rose, a trial stake in which three of the four semi-finalists have won All-Age Bitch Stakes this season.  

Coshair Slane (Trajectory/Fingal Floss) won the O’Meara Cup at Thurles beating Chubbys Gael in the final. A member of that fantastic litter from last season, Coshair Slane won his Derby trial stake on this field last season and returned to land the O’Meara Cup. The All-Age bitch stake went to Simtam (Kyle James/Tullamoy Duchess). A trial stake winner at Mooncoin last season, she had failed to raise a flag after that but returned to form here with a good display. Smokey Symbol was a runner-up here after a pleasing seasonal reappearance at Cashel. 

The Urbs Intacta at Waterford was won by the track-bred Whiskey Galore (Tubbertelly Dubh/Temple Mia). Whiskey Galore was having his first courses this week and overcame the fast Kingsmill Rover in his first course. There was no final here as Ashwood James was withdrawn having pulled up injured after victory in the semi-final. Another talking point from this Cup was the unfortunate career ending injury sustained by the 2014 Champion Stakes winner Mr Blonde. Hopefully he will enjoy a happy retirement, it is well deserved.  
Amys View (Kingsmill Dynamo/Dedicated) won the All-Age Bitch Stake at the meeting beating Sunfire Magic in the final. Having her first runs since a runner-up to Sand Sea Model in her trial stake, she earned a useful four points here in good style.  

New Ross ran their meeting on Monday and Tuesday of last week. The Corn Ross Mhic Treoin was won by Sunfire Nova (Johnny Casanova/Moonveen Melba). A trial stake winner at Enniscorthy last season, he was raising his first flags since then when winning this All-Aged event and beat Listen To Him in the final. The All-Age Bitch stake at the meeting went to Late Drama (Cross Country/Wise Purchase). A really consistent lady last season, when beaten in two finals before booking her Oaks ticket at Tubbercurry in the Ballymena trial stake. This was her first outing as an All-Age and she beat Ardnalee Eva in the final.  
Mallow continued the coursing for the week on Wednesday and Thursday. The Rakes of Mallow All-Aged event had looked like it could come down to a Wilton Magic – Glenlough Mick final and indeed it turned out that way. Wilton Magic (Mafi Magic/Mountain Guest) came out on top and landed the third victory of his career. An Irish Cup Semi-finalist as a puppy, Wilton Magic will undoubtedly be a danger to many in All-Ages during the rest of the season.  

Trial Stakes 
Mafi Magic had a brilliant week on the trial stake front with three daughters and one son of the sire booking their Clonmel tickets.  
Droopys Sugar looked impressive at Waterford and joined her sister Blue Abella (Mafi Magic/Drumcrow Carol), New Ross winner, in the Oaks line-up for next February. Drumcrow Carol is also the dam of Garrys Secret, this year’s All-Age bitch stake winner at GlinVacume Blue (Mafi Magic/Vacume Starlight) won a reserve bitch trial stake at Mallow to give Mafi Magic his third bitch qualifier of the week.  
Crafty Merlano (Adios Alonso/Crafty Bonito) looked a good quality winner at Ballinagar and Leigh Snowie (Musical Time/Leigh Smokey) was a good winner in Charleville. Having already shown her hand at Kilflynn, Snowie again showed she is a useful lady when winning here. Vienna Calling (Adios Alonso/Call Up) became the second from her litter to win their trial stakes when winning at Thurles while Churchill Queen (Blueview Sam/Gingerbread Lady) gave Blueview Sam his second trial stake winner of the season to add to Blueview Charlie’s All-Aged Cup success 
Six Derby tickets and two reserves were up for grabs throughout the week and from them we have our new Derby favourite. Kyle Bruce (Kyle James/Blades of Glory) was recording the second trial stake victory of the week for the Field family and galloping to Derby favouritism in the process. The first “Klye” winner of the week came at Thurles where Kyle Fionn (Kyle Ranger/Ocean Tolula) won the Derby trial stake, giving Kyle Ranger his first trial stake winner.  
Timmie Trickibow (Killimor Matey/Valentia Popstar) beat the highly talked about Power Game in the final of the Derby trial stake at Miltown Malbay. Both looked good performers but Timmie Trickibow landed the final in good style causing a little bit of an upset. Killimor Matey’s third trial stake winner of the season. Galbally Echo (Kyle James/Cumbawn Ellen) won the Derby trial stake at Mallow joining his brother Macroney Rebel in the Derby field for Clonmel. Kyle James continues his superb season as a sire. Killeagh Silver (Thomas The Tank/Runaway Abbey) won his trial stake at New Ross and provided a third trial stake winner for Thomas The Tank and a first Derby qualifier for the Derby winner. 
Pandemonium (Adios Alonso/Notindispute) is bred to perform in Powerstown Park and will do so now having landed the reserve Derby trial stake at Ballinagar. Tilted Moon (Mafi Magic/Island Moon) won the Derby trial stake at Charleville and beat some well fancied performers along the way. The final trial stake of the week went to Wallers Lot Matt (Matt Hyland/Montalto Pearl) who picked up the reserve trial stake at Waterford.