Review of Week 6
, Limerick City & Trim
Eastern Shore followed up his Fermoy win of two weeks ago with another professional performance to launch himself to the top of the Champion Stakes when landing the Handsome and Purdon Cup at . The son of Dynamo and Polly was meeting Figaro in his first course in what looked the buckle of the round. Having beaten Figaro he went on to land the Cup beating, Needham Gadget in the semi-final and World At War in the final and jumping to the top of the Champion Stakes Standings on eight points and the first dog of the season to earn points in both his outings.
Black and White
The Treaty Cup at Limerick City went to unlucky puppy Black And White. Ironically a blue brindled son of Bexhill Eoin and Hawkeye, Black And White was withdrawn from a final of a trial stake in In last year on only his second appearance and was having his first run since. Beating Darlan and before beating Magician in the final, Black And White landed four points for owners Noreen and Kieran McManus.
James (Kyle James/ Blonde) landed the Gilroy Cup at Trim and was gaining a well-deserved victory in the process. A beaten finalist in the Corn last year and a semi-finalist in the Irish Purse, gained a first success of his career in his third season. James won the Gilroy Cup for the Jones’ family beating Vic, a Vic puppy in the final.
All-Age Bitch Stakes this weekend were held at both Trim and Limerick City. Corrupt Committee (Kyle James/ ) won the Clarke Cup at Trim. A semi-finalist at East Donegal last year, Corrupt Committee was always fastest in the stake and landed the final from commentator’s nightmare .
Limerick City’s bitch stake went to Pronto (Captain /Have We Six). Her best performance as a puppy came at Limerick City where she reached a semi-final. Having already ran at both and Regional Pronto made it third time lucky for the season and collected four points after beating Magical Jasmine in the final.
Adios Alonso had a good week as a sire as all three Derby qualifiers were sons of the Derby winner. Brendan District Twelve (Adios Alonso/Dale Roisin) landed the Derby qualifier in good fashion at Trim. That’s The Man (Adios Alonso/Funny Honey), a New Year’s Day puppy booked his Derby ticket at while (Adios Alonso/ Clause), a late May puppy gained entry to the Classic at Limerick City for the McLaughlin’s of Limerick.
Judy ( Dynamo/Beautiful Smile) was the first Oaks qualifier of the week landing the Oaks trial Stake at for Eugene McCabe. Limerick City’s Oaks ticket went to Magda (Kyle King/ Lola). Having performed well at Cashel reaching the fourth round, Magda landed the trial stake here clocking impressively in the early rounds. was noted for her clocks at and ran well to reach the final at the weekend. Trim’s Reserve Oaks trial stake went to Charm ( Magic/Easy N Sweet) giving Magic his third Reserve Oaks Trial stake winner to join his three already in the Oaks line-up.
Preview of Week 7
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Galway and meeting has already gotten underway at the new field and of the dogs left in the Derby Trial stake, Fermoy semi-finalist Crafty Enzo and runner-up both bring a good level of form to the table. The Oaks trial stake runner-up Alberta will be looking to join her sister in the Oaks line-up. Barrack Mia and Crafty Martino are both trial stake semi-finalists this year and can go well again.
The All-Age Cup has received a top entry and Needham Simple who has had the benefit of runs at recently has solid claims. Crafty Who also has good claims on his seasonal debut and the Limerick Puppy winner will be expected to put up a good showing. Rory was an impressive Derby qualifier at Cavan last year, while Roquefort Barney is another who can go well. Charlie returns to the field of his Desmond Cup victory and can give a bold showing again. A top quality All-Age with some of the leading performers from this and last year.
All-Age Bitch stake winner and runner-up, Secret and Careful Betty return to the surroundings again while Needham Marie, Atlantic Diva, Crafty all add more quality to the event. Regional winner Vicky is another who adds to this event and can take some beating. There was a double at this field’s first meeting and both these runners have already picked up Champion Stakes points and may add to their tallies this week.
The Corn at Carlow sees four Cup winners from this season do battle. New Ross winner Nova and dual winner Marshals Mercury are in the top half while top performers Floating Patriot and Charlie are in the bottom. Irish Cup runner-up is back in action after a run at Limerick City while World At War picked up two points for a runner-up performance at recently.
Blues looks best in the All-Age bitch and can improve on her recent performances. Roadside Lady returns to defend her title while Dash was a good performer last year and both can go well here.
Central is of interest in the Derby Trial stake after a runner-up performance in recently.
Cup sees Sunlight make a return to action and he looks the star performer once again. The impressive Cashel winner can add to his points tally here. Rock is having his first run since his TA Morris victory in and can give the winner most to do with Mick a likely finalist from the bottom of the draw.
In the trial stakes at , and Dave look like the interesting runners in the Derby while Katie looks interesting in the Oaks after a semi-final performance in .
The John Cup attracted a good entry once again. and Needham Danger are top quality runners from last year and Must Name Him is another who has already landed four points. Journey of Life is having his first run of the season on the field he made a winning start last year.
Recent winner Tom is the selection in the bottom half and Kyle Roger can give him most to think about.
Rose and Baby have already collected four points for the Champion Stakes and look the pick of the runners. is another on the four point mark for the season. Rose is a top class runner and can land this quality event.
and Cash Call have good chances in what looks a high class Derby Trial stake. Time James looked a nice prospect at and can perform well again.