Offshore Town moved to the top of the Champion Stakes table alongside Skellig Way as he claimed his second All Age Cup of the season in Doon this afternoon. The Pat Fitzgerald and Dan O’Connor owned hound won the Cup in Nenagh just a few short weeks ago having previously reached the semi-final of the Cup in Abbeydorney in his first outing. A son of March Is On and Uptown Dilemma he now seems destined for Powerstown.
Clashnevin Lill finally got some silverware for her owner John Ryan as she claimed her first cup of the season today in Doon beating Chow Chow in the final. Clashnevin, a daughter of Razor Ashmore and Lils Glory reached the third round of the Oaks in 2012 and has been beaten twice in finals last season, including at Doon. She could be one to keep an eye on for the rest of the season.
Bower Lucy claimed the Oaks Trial Stake taking her tally for the season to 10 wins from 10 courses. Having already won the Reserve Oaks Trial Stake in Ballyheigue, the daughter of Kingsmill Dynamo and Bower Sign got the better of Quickchelsealady to give John Saunders a ticket to Clonmel.
Vale View Flyer, a son of Murtys Blaze and Blades Of Glory, took the Reserve Derby Trial Stake for the If The Truth Be Told Syndicate. A June 28th whelp, I think I’m right in saying he’s the youngest dog to qualify for Clonmel to date and he may well be one to keep an eye on.
Corn Dun Bleisce
Offshore Town declared winner Make Peace withdrawn injured
All Age Bitch Stake
Clashnevin Lill beat Chow Chow
Oaks Trial Stake
Bower Lucy (Kingsmill Dynamo x Bower Sign) beat Quickchelsealady (Be Over Quick x Marshals Chelsea)
Reserve Derby Trial Stake
Vale View Flyer (Murtys Blaze x Blades Of Glory) beat Missouri Heat (Johnny Casanova x Why Tanyard Tess)