Bandon and Careys Cross- Day One Results

All Age Cup

Gurteen Time v Fleetwod Don
Laune Ranger v Renroc Razor
Knockrour Texas v Fascinator
Here Comes Mafi v Colla Eoin

Derby Trial Stake

3 : Ballinveala Ted (Blueview Sam x Moon Becky)
7 : Lineroad Amigo (Wallace Green x Portinard Nine)

11 : Vedfield Kingpin (Tullamore x Spur Majestic)
14 : Ballybeg Dynamo (Kingsmill Dynamo x Out Of Court)

17 : Downton Shadow (Bexhill Eoin x Qualityandgold)
21 : Big Star Banba (Bexhill Eoin x Bambas Hawkeye)

26 : Patch Head (Musical Time x Leigh Shady)
31 : Crafty Yahoo (Castle Pines x Crafty Estado)

Reserve Oaks Trial Stake

3 : Baby Mix (Siena Steel x Tea Party)
8 : Glouner Maggie (Bexhill Eoin x Ardnalee Orla)

10 : Rovers Rebel (Mafi Magic x Fingal Swagger)
13 : Touch Of Romance (Johnny Casanova x Newinn Model)

19 : Cisco Lass (Bexhill Eoin x Leith Lass)
22 : Madam Magoo (Kingsmill Dynamo x Omera)

27 : Take That Now (Castle Pines x Asheld View)
29 : Delightful Bride (Bexhill Eoin x Wallace Bride)

Johnstown and Urlingford- Day One Results

Paddy Doyle Memorial Cup

Cracking Jet v Corriga Rebel
Mayor Razor v Two Hot Brandys
Bobbys Cool v Cuine Sam
Kyle Dixie v Needham Coin

All Age Bitch Stake

Boynepark Maggie v Quarrymount Gaga
Bend Your Knee v Ardnalee Eva
Moat Missy v Byerley Babe
Cloneen Ciara v Gowayoudat

3 : Doonard Special (Musical Time x Doonard Rahela)
5 : Feicfidh Tu (Johnny Casanova x Lady Asdee)

12 : Valley Model (Musical Time x Ballymac Jane)
14 : Foxhill Penny (Murtys Gang x Foxhill Rio)

17 : Coshair Laois (Galway Mark x Coshair Leara)
24 : Kingsmill Buzz (Johnny Casanova x Kingsmill Blonde)

27: Windgap Breeze (Wallace Green x Windgap Rectory)
32: Conway Hall (Adios Alonso x Adios Alexus)

Reserve Derby Trial Stake

3: Newlands City (Central City x Eshwary Dream)
7: Bobby On Thebank (Eoin Rua x Charlenes Tiptoe)

11: Glatton Guinness (Kingsmill Dynamo x Fortuna)
16: Eastern Shore (Kingsmill Dynamo x Lochbo Polly)

18: Baba Yarn (March Is On x Sarah Marys Bell)
21: Kingsmill Vibe (Johnny Casanova x Kingsmill Blonde)

25: Kevin The Cat (Castle Pines x Lady Bellevue)
30: Grading Hill (Bexhill Eoin x Honeycomb View)

Doon- Day One Results

Corn Dun Bleisce

Make Peace (Evs) v Snatch Victory (10)
Cill Ide Abu (4) v Wise Empire (5)
Downton Abbey (6) v Coyote (4)
Averykindman (6) v Offshore Town (3)

All Age Bitch Stake

Ella Rosebud (5) v Redhaired Mary (4)
Blazing Excel (3) v Clashnevin Lill (1)
Misty Echo (4) v Homestead Diva (6)
Chow Chow (6) v Barrack Millie (2)

Oaks Trial Stake

4: Fallen Prey (Kingsmill Dynamo x By Mistake)- 6/1
5: Brickfield Sky (Adios Alonso x Windgap View)- 5/1

10: Bower Lucy (Kingsmill Dynamo x Bower Sign)- 4/1
15: Bursting Bubbles (Kingsmill Dynamo x Knockomagh Pride)- 3/1

Res B: Kamar (Murtys Blaze v Rock Music)- 4/1
21: Barrack Eile (Murtys Blaze x Barrack Becks)- 4/1

28: Good Strike (Mafi Magic x Bridgehouse Lady)- 10/1
30: Quickchelsealady (Be Over Quick x Marshals Chelsea)- Evens

Reserve Derby Trial Stake

1: Cooga Mafi (Mafi Magic x Cooga Moll)- 2/1
3: Midas Touch (Kingsmill Dynamo x Lyrics)- 6/1

6: Astaire (Kingsmill Dynamo x Callura Chico)- 5/1
8: Missouri Heat (Johnny Casanova x Why Tanyard Tess)- 4/1

10: Vale View Flyer (Murtys Blaze x Blades Of Glory)- 2/1
11: Roomwithaview (Sandy Sea x Belated Legacy)- 5/2

13: Ballybricken (Kingsmill Dynamo x Ocean Tolula)- 4/1
16: Cutters Bengy (Musical Time x Cillowen Pearl)- 6/1

Doon- Day One Update

Update thanks to Greyhound Nuts contributors

Oaks Trial Stake

1: Text Shes Magic (Mafi Magic x Cooga Moll)
4: Fallen Prey (Kingsmill Dynamo x By Mistake)

5: Brickfield Sky (Adios Alonso x Windgap View)
7: Mightbedeone (Kingsmill Dynamo x Meala Manuka)

10: Bower Lucy (Kingsmill Dynamo x Bower Sign)
12: Belvoir Delight (Musical Time x Delightful Mark)

14: Muddy Paws (Jingles x Killea Millie)
15: Bursting Bubbles (Kingsmill Dynamo x Knockomagh Pride)

18: Downtown Lass (Bexhill Eoin x Highland Moon)
20: Beatbox (Sandy Sea x Tommys Uptown)

21: Barrack Eile (Murtys Blaze x Barrack Becks)
24: Heart Light (Musical Time x Skellig Wave)

26: Corbraighe Honey (Kingsmill Dynamo x Lyrics)
28: Good Strike (Mafi Magic x Bridgehouse Lady)

30: Quickchelsealady (Be Over Quick x Marshals Chelsea)
32: Magical Jasmine (Musical Time x Ms Firecracker)

Reserve Derby Trial Stake

1: Cooga Mafi (Mafi Magic x Cooga Moll)
3: Midas Touch (Kingsmill Dynamo x Lyrics)

6: Astaire (Kingsmill Dynamo x Callura Chico)
8: Missouri Heat (Johnny Casanova x Why Tanyard Tess)

10: Vale View Flyer (Murtys Blaze x Blades Of Glory)
11: Roomwithaview (Sandy Sea x Belated Legacy)

13: Ballybricken (Kingsmill Dynamo x Ocean Tolula)
16: Cutters Bengy (Musical Time x Cillowen Pearl)

Troy Electrical Champion Puppy Draw

I don’t normally post draws here as a rule- but I’ll make an exception for this if only to give the sponsors the extra publicity given their not insignificant investment in the competition.

The draw was made tonight for the Troy Electrical Champion Puppy stake and as expected it’s produced an exciting field for the Old Kilcullen showpiece. With €4,000 on offer for the winner it’s produced a top class field with current Derby favourite Needham Simple and Oaks joint favourite Call Her Dresden both among the runners.

Troy Electrical Champion Puppy– Draw

Blazing Music (Ballinagar winner) v Needham Simple (Castleisland winner)

Must Name Him (Fermoy winner) v Killimor Dash (Westmeath Derby winner)

Bank Perspective (Westmeath Oaks winner) v Call Her Dresden (Kilflynn winner)

Onthewagonwheel (Gorey winner) v Fancy Rae Baker (Edenderry winner)

Strength of Trial Stakes: Derby

After a request last week I’ve been trawling through the early season Trial Stakes for pointers towards the National Meeting. More accurately I’ve been examining how many runners out of each of the Trial Stakes run so far this season have gone on to win Trial Stakes. Now there’s still around 6 weeks of qualification remaining and with a busy Christmas period ahead a lot can and will change!

Health Warning

Now, I should point out that this is far from an exact science. Thomas the Tank won a fairly strong Trial Stake that included beating Barefoot Magnus and Mister Music along the way. On the otherhand Kyle Leigh, came from a Trial Stake last season that only produced one Reserve Trial Stake winner, Colossal Impact.

Given that there have been both 32 and 64 dog Trial Stakes it shouldn’t be any surprise that the 64 dogs stakes are heading the list.

Simple a worthy favourite?

Bearing that in mind a look at the Trial Stakes run to date reveals that the Castleisland Trial Stake has been the most Trial Stake winners who have run in the stake to date with 6 dogs (including the winner and Derby favourite Needham Simple) progressing from their 64 dog stake to gain a ticket for Clonmel.

The dogs were as follows Newinn Glory, Needham Danger (formerly Telex Danger), Call Him Bale, Gift Razor and Sarasota Silver, a reserve winner in Killimer Kilrush. It should also be noted Black and White was withdrawn injured from the final in Borris-in-Ossory and 4 runners have run to the semi-finals of 64 dog Trial Stakes since!

Also faring well from this form of analysis were the Trial Stakes on the second weekend in Glin and New Ross, with both stakes producing 3 Trial Stake winners. Glin also has 4 Trial Stake runners up while New Ross has 2 Trial Stake runners up, boosting the form of Bold And Brazen and Fleetwood Nova.

I will re-visit this a little bit closer to the National Meeting to see how this has worked out by the end of the season. Below are the top Trial Stakes to date with the number of Trial Stake winners and runners up who have run in a meeting.

**It should be noted that should a dog have already run to the final of a Trial Stake and then he will be included under the Trial Stake runner-up category.

Meeting Winner TS winners TS runners up
Castleisland Needham Simple 5 1
Glin Bold And Brazen 3 4
New Ross Fleetwood Nova 3 2
Ballyheigue Sturdyandstaunch 2 3
Liscannor Timothys Tiger 2 2
Edenderry Central Investor 2 0
Thurles Coshair Slane 2 0
Tradaree Hi Black Jack 2 0
Abbeydorney Eshwary Leader 1 2
Lixnaw Call Him Bale 1 2
Limerick City Code Of Honour 1 2
Listowel Journey Of Life 1 1