Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Monday, Tuesday 8th and 9th December
Judge: Bernard Goold
Slipper: Martin Murphy
Slipper Martin Murphy with Billy Barrett and Richard Pigott

Well done to all Working Members for making this a enjoyable days Coursing

Eamonn Mackay with Bango Malone

Jingles x killea Milly
Eamon Mackey
R Up: High Rise

Benny Treanor with Rossmore

Johnny Casanova x Hard to Sell
Benny Treanor
R Up: Go Tiger Lilly

Adios Alonso  x Belated Legacy
Noreen McManus
Gerry Holihan

R Up: Speakeasy Foley

Kyle James Cumbawn Ellen
Eight Til Late syndicate
R Up: Lolas Molly


Week 11 Review 
Week eleven hosted two midweek meetings and three weekend meetings all providing good quality action. Some Trial Stake winners from the weekend have got coursing folk wondering, while the All-Age winners, particularly the Bitches, collected more hard earned points in a bid to make the final eight.  
Old Kilcullen 
Old Kilcullen’s meeting hosted ten finals last Thursday. A meeting which has thrown up some excellent winners will again get to display its Puppy and All-Age performers at the National Meeting.  
Both All-Age winners at the meeting are proving themselves to be very useful runners this season and both seem to have secured Champion Stakes positions with their respective victories this week.  
The JE Brennan All-Age Cup was won by the impressive Blueview Charlie (Blueview Sam/Moon Becky). Already a winner and a runner-up this season, Charlie now joins Floating Patriot on ten points for the season. The winner was faultless throughout the stake and beat Fingal Rory in the final. Despite running off-line on a few occasions, Fingal Rory was putting up his best display since landing his trial stake in Cavan.  
Needham Marie (Bexhill Eoin/Gadget Girl) added to her fine success at Clonmel & Kilshellan with another impressive display in the All-Age Bitch Stake. Marie now sits on eight points and cemented her Champion Bitch credentials with success here. Runner-up Skellig Lola added another two points to her Ballinagar triumph and still has a chance of qualifying for the February Classic.  
The Derby Trial Stake was won by Mulboy Branan (Adios Alonso/Mulboy Girl). A late June puppy, Mulboy Branan failed to raise a flag in his previous three outings but made no mistake this time as he landed what looked a strong event. He beat the more fancied Joans Rebel in the final.  
No No Hawkeye (Thomas The Tank/Bambas Hawkeye) won the Reserve Oaks Trial Stake at the meeting, providing the first half of a double for Noreen & Kieran McManus and trainer Gerry Holian 
The second half was added when Call Up Pal (Adios Alonso/Call Up) landed the Troy Electrical Champion Puppy. The winner was the lesser fancied of the finalists having received two byes on the way there. District Twelve was impressive in reaching the final and was favourite from the outset. Call Up Pal got the better of him however and added to his Loughrea Trial Stake victory. Vienna Calling performed best of the bitches in the stake and Kingcormac Fairy was heading into the semi-final with a realistic chance of victory only to be withdrawn.  

The Fitzgerald Cup at Glanworth was the main event on Wednesday and Thursday of last week at Glanworth and it was won by Knockrour Nash (Johnny Casanova/Knockrour Breeze). Beaten by litter brother Breezing Johnny in the semi-final last month at Rathcormac, this fellow went two better and landed the Fitzgerald Cup from Bunnow Hulalul. The runner-up was having his first runs since winning at Tipperary and District last year and could perform well in the remaining weekends of the season.  
Time James (Kyle James/Be On Time) won the Derby trial stake at the meeting. This fellow previously impressed when reaching the final at Glin and duly went one better this time around.  
The Oaks trial stake was won by the Daythemusicdied (Prevelence/Why Tanyard Kay), providing a first trial stake winner for sire Prevelence. This lady is a useful performer and beat Long Drive in the final, a runner who previously impressed in the early rounds at Clonmel & Kilsheelan 

Newcastlewest produces its fair share of top class winners. Kyle Leigh and With Grim Intent were both winners on the card last year and With Grim Intent was the main attraction returning to the field for his first outing of the season.  
The Munster Cup attracted a great entry but it was Needham Work (Bexhill Eoin/Gadget Girl) who came out on top. The winner was fastest throughout the stake and doubled his points tally for the season. Un-coursed as a puppy, Needham is now nine from nine for the season and the Matthew’s team will be hoping he can continue in that vein of form for the remainder of the season. He beat Newinn Glory in the final, a runner who will hope to collect silverware somewhere during the coming weeks. With Grim Intent’s return would have been anticipated by many, but he had to settle for a semi-final defeat to the winner Needham Work.  
The All-Age Bitch Stake looked like a tight affair and it was Miltown Malbay runner-up, Giveittobatty (Bexhill Eoin/Giveittocaesar) who came out on top. The winner now sits on six points and currently holds on to the eighth position in the Champion Bitch Stake list. One feels she may need another couple of points if she is still to be in the field come February.  
Portane All In (Mafi Magic/Newinn All In) won the Derby Trial stake at the meeting and has been the talking dog since then. He was extremely impressive on the clock and looks like he will have plenty of followers in Powerstown. After With Grim Intent’s success in the stake last year is it possible this fellow could go on to Derby glory in early February?  
The Oaks trial stake went to Delonso (Adios Alonso/Delotti). A semi-finalist at Thurles earlier in the year this lady has proven consistent throughout the season. She beat Ballymac Alberta in the final, a second runner-up performance for the daughter of Thomas The Tank.  

Sheeraghs Lad landed the Pete Delaney Memorial Cup at Rathdowney on Sunday and boosted his possibility of Champion Stakes qualification in the process. Having already picked up two points at Clonmel & Kilsheelan Sheeraghs Lad moved into the top sixteen for the season.  
The All-Age Bitch Stake at the meeting went to Hows She Goin (Bexhill Eoin/Kittys Way). This was by far her most notable performance to date having only raised two flags from three outings in her career before the weekend. Lochbo Vicky was a runner-up here and moves to six points in the increasingly competitive Champion Bitch standings. Blue Abella, the New Ross trial stake winner performed well in All-Age company reaching the semi-final.  
The Derby Trial Stake went to Blue Beruki (Mafi Magic/Hard To Sell). The Mallow runner-up went one better this time round and beat Glin Derby winner Doomore Dave in the final.  
The Oaks Trial Stake was won by Jogon Jeanie (Thomas The Tank/Lady Twinkletoes), a third comrade of this litter to qualify. This lady beat Happy Away in the final, a bitch who continues to impress.  

Crafty Who (Castle Pines/Crafty Estado) was declared winner of the All-Age Cup at Gorey after Newry Awake was withdrawn prior to the final. The winner landed the Puppy Stake at Co. Limerick last year and picked up his first points of the season.  
The All-Age Bitch Stake was won by Balbriggan winner Primeley Sceptre (Razor Ashmore/Jamaica Jane). This lady had beaten both Skellig Lola and Loyal Lyric on her way to success at Balbriggan and this week takes her points tally to eight, and joins four others on that mark in the Champion Bitch standings. 
Stephens Owen (Mafi Magic/Tilt Your Kilt) was a popular winner of the Derby Trial Stake at GoreyThis fellow had some impressive clocks, particularly in the first round and semi-final which state he is clearly the fastest of all stakes at Gorey this weekend.  

The Reserve Oaks trial stake went to Flashy Paradise (Kyle James/Pimpers Paradise). This lady was having her fourth outing and improved from them to land this stake here. Connections will be paying particular interest to the draw for Reserves which takes place today.