There’s a big three day card in Lixnaw this weekend with the O’Carroll-O’Connor Cup the highlight. There’s also a very interesting All Age Bitch Stake down for decision with a number of ladies already have seen market support.
All Age Bitch Stake
Whitestone Blond- 6/1
Lady Casanova- 5/1
Laughing Lady- 11/4
All Approved- 4/1
Denham Og- 8/1
Kiss And Tell- 3/1
Plough And Stars- 6/1
Queen Ulva- 8/1
Ballyduff Girl- 10/1
Chubbys Cove- 4/1
Barrack Vitesse- 4/1
Abbey Katie- 5/1
Betting Ring- 8/1
Heading the market in Lixnaw are two ladies who have received some support over the last couple of days. Laughing Lady has been cut twice from 5-1 into 11-4 favourite with Boyles and is certainly an interesting runner here. She made 4 appearances last season, winning the Bitch Stake in Ballyheigue and running up the Ballyduff equivalent. Laughing Lady was certainly has a real chance here if she can repeat her form from early last season.
Another to receive support is Diliigent, a daughter of Kyle James and Dedicated, who has been cut from 6-1 to 3-1. Diligent has yet to win a stake but having reached the semi-finals of three Oaks Trial Stakes last season she’s been knocking on the door for sometime.
Kiss and Tell makes here comeback at the venue where she won her Trial Stake 12 months ago. When last seen she was beaten in the final of the Kitty Butler but she’d beaten some good bitches enroute to that point including Bermuda Magic. She has a difficult draw though meeting the veteran bitch Plough and Stars.
Plough and Stars got 6 Champion Bitch Stake points last year as well, winning the Bitch Stake in Newcastlewest and running up the Clonmel and Kilsheelan Bitch Stake.
The superbly bred Chubbys Cove is a 4-1 chance. The daughter of Bexhill Eoin and Chubbys Accord reached the semi-final of three Oaks Trial Stakes last term. The O’Meara’s kennel has been in good form of late and she can’t be overlooked.
All Approved represents another in-form kennel, that of John Flynn, and she’s another who went close last season losing out in the final of three Trial Stakes. She could be around at the business end if repeating that kind of form.