Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Week 4

Once again thankyou to Paddy McGhee for his help



Abbeydorney, Crohane, Edenderry & Loughrea.

This week’s headlines were captured in style by Michael O’Donovan at the Abbeydorney meeting where he completed a treble including both trial stakes and the Horgan Cup, won by last season’s Corn Na Feile winner and Irish Cup semi-finalist, Serene Angel (Adios Alonso/Uptown Angel). This lad was a top performer last year and made a great return to action at the Kerry venue to land the spoils from Bower King, a winner previously at Liscannor.

Both trial stakes were also landed by the Tipperary trainer. Stonepark Rebel (Murtys Blaze/Uptown Rebel) won the Derby Trial Stake to give Murtys Blaze a first winner of the season. The Oaks Trial Stake went to the impressive Melting Pot (Kingsmill Dynamo/Intense Focus). This lady caught the eye of the observers over the weekend and received a quote of 16/1 for the Oaks.

As Michael O’Donovan completed his treble, so too did the “Uptown” prefix of John Browne in the breeding ranks. Uptown Rebel is the dam of Stonepark Rebel, Uptown Angel is the dam of Serene Angel and the treble was completed by Uptown Cailin in the All-Age Bitch Stake, the winner is a litter sister to Serene Angel.

Geordie Casanova (Johnny Casanova/Loyal Leader) was a most impressive winner of the Slievenamon Cup at the Crohane and Killenaule meeting. The winner was a very fast but unlucky customer last season and made amends on his first start of the season beating Blue Beruki and Wallers Lot Matt on the way to victory. A second winner in as many weeks for the Loyal Kennels of Martin Donnelly.

The All-Age Bitch Stake at the meeting was also won by an impressive performer in, Jogon Jeanie (Thomas the Tank/Lady Twinkletoes). This lady was a trial stake winner at Rathdowney last year and a member of a good litter which included Timber House. The winner clocked well throughout and got the better of Gortmelia Daze in the final.

It was a good weekend for sire Johnny Casanova and he completed a double here in the Derby Trial Stake with Amazing King (Johnny Casanova/Wise Lady). The Oaks Trial Stake was won by Juicemelucy (Wallace Green/Intervention), a repeat mating to the litter which produced Timmeys Bin.

Loughrea’s All-Ages were both dominated by the winners. A lot of coursing folk are sceptical about clocks and some totally avoid the times given, but these all-ages are examples of impressive dominance in both clock and course. The Connacht Cup was won by Woodpark Alonso (Adios Alonso/Woodpark Rebel). This fellow impressed last year at the Irish Cup when reaching the quarter-finals and the evidence of the weekend would say he has trained on well for the weeks ahead. Alonso was some 24 spots clear on the first round clocks and this was reflected in the betting as he was a warm order favourite. He got the better of Crafty Resino in the final and the winner may well be one of the top All-Ages for this season.

The second example of this kind was set by Ougham Ellen (Kyle James/Ougham Miss) in the All-Age Bitch Stake at the meeting. This lady was beaten in the third round of the Oaks last season by the eventual winner Vienna Calling and put up a great display here on her seasonal debut. She will be expected to strongly contest the All-Age Bitch category in the coming weeks and could find herself in the line-up for the Grace Bruton in January.

Furey Mills (Adios Alonso/Stop That Ger) won the Derby Trial Stake at the Galway meeting providing a first winner for Stop That Ger as a dam. Herself a very lightly coursed bitch, she won a trial stake in Miltown Malbay in the 12/13 season. The Oaks Trial Stake at Loughrea went to Oakview Banba (Johnny Casanova/Oh Banba). Oakview Banba’s dam is a half-sister to Intacta Banba, the 2013 Irish Cup runner-up. This lady prevented a litter double in the trial stake finals when beating Fivestarger, another from the Stop That Ger litter.

Judiligence (Adios Alonso/Notindispute) landed the competitive All-Age Cup at Edenderry. This lad had failed to raise a flag in four outings since his trial stake win a little over a year ago but got back to winning ways in this event. He got the better of Game Mikey and Crafty Who on the way to victory.

Killimor Matey produced a double by siring both trial stake winners at this meeting. Donovanneighbour (Killimor Matey/Bosca Ceoil) landed the Derby Trial Stake and the Oaks Trial Stake went to Brianna Mark (Killimor Matey/Brianna). This is a second winner for Brianna’s litter to Matey, with Cranorchard landing the Derby qualifier at Regional a week previous.


17th & 18th October

judge Liam Kelly
Slipper Alan Kelly

All Age Cup
Judiligence (Adios Alonso x Notindispute)

 ru....Crafty Who (Castle Pines x Crafty Estado)
Derby Trial Stake
Donovanneighbour (Killimor Matey x Bosca Ceoil)

 ru.... Crafty Tonino (Adios Alonso x Crafty Pinero)
Oaks Trial Stake
Brianna Mark (Killimor Matey x Brianna)

 ru Staceys My Girl (Adios Alonso x Dale Roisin)