The Corn na Feile meeting in Abbeyfeale has secured yet another strong field with plenty of Cup winners among the dogs set to take part in the All Age Cup.
Corn na Feile All Age– Draw and Betting
Oilean Smile- 12/1
Barrack Millie- 10/1
Hopes And Dreams- 5/1
Path Of Dreams- 6/1
Glin Perth- 12/1
Skellig Way- 2/1
Now Talk- 12/1
Mission Approved- 6/1
Lislaughtin Mick- 12/1
Kyle Dixie- 5/1
Mr Blonde- 4/1
Here Comes Mafi- 8/1
Fortfield River- 10/1
Lahard Leader- 12/1
Barefoot Magnus- 3/1
Barrow Barrett- 10/1
In what looks to be a very competitive Cup some of the front runners for honours at the end of the season take their chance not least Skellig Way, an impressive winner of two cups already this season in Kilflynn and Milltown Malbay. Installed by Boyles as their 2-1 favourite, he will take plenty of beating if he’s in the same form now as he was early in the season. He’ll face stiff opposition in his quarter from the improving Mission Approved, a litter brother of Derby winner Thomas The Tank. He won the Cup in Lixnaw on his last outing and could be a trick opponent.
Barefoot Magnus leads the betting in the bottom half of the draw at 3-1 and he’s certainly one that made me sit up and take notice of him earlier in the season. He won the Connacht Cup in fine style in Loughrea before losing to Corriga Rebel at the Galway and Oranmore meeting. He hasn’t been seen since but I’d expect a big performance from him here.
On paper at least the 3rd quarter is the most competitive with Mr Blonde, Kyle Dixie and Here Comes Mafi all in Champion Stakes points at different times this season. Mr Blonde had been due to run in Mooncoin but with the meeting put back a day I think I’d been right in saying he will be eligible to run here. A finalist in Glin he went one better winning in Carlow and he’ll take beating. He meets Here Comes Mafi, a winner in Mallow and then runner up in Bandon. Kyle Dixie has yet to win a Cup this year but has gone close on a number of occasions acquiring 6 Champion Stakes points this season. He’d probably need to win here however to make Clonmel.
In the top quarter Hopes and Dreams will be fancied to progress to the semi-final here. Last year’s Champion Stakes winner needs a victory here if he’s to make Clonmel to defend his title.
Corn na Feile Puppy Stake– Draw and Betting
Chubbys Vanilla (Bexhill Eoin x Chubbys Accord)- 8/1
Skellig Blues (Adios Alonso x Skellig Babe)- 4/1
Call Her Dresden (Kingsmill Dynamo x Call Her Now)- 5/1
Castle Tornado (March Is On x Sarah Marys Bell)- 12/1
Abbeyglen Gra (Adios Alonso x Cillowen Gra)- 12/1
Winter Mountain (Kingsmill Dynamo x Mountain Pride)- 10/1
Thats My Ruby (Bexhill Eoin x Gadget Girl)- 5/1
Great Ability (Kingsmill Dynamo x Specialist)- 5/1
Blazing Music (Murtys Blaze x Rock Music)- 10/1
Code Of Honour (Musical Time x Best View)- 8/1
Hollyoak Rio (Kingsmill Dynamo x Hollyoak Pegasus)- 10/1
Needham Danger (Bexhill Eoin x Lisloose Rain)- 5/2
Call Him Bale (Kingsmill Dynamo x Call Her Now)- 7/1
Killimor Dash (Kingsmill Dynamo x Sunbeam Blitz)- 7/1
Journey Of Life (Kingsmill Dynamo x Polar Lights)- 8/1
Bold And Brazen (Kingsmill Dynamo x Quality And Dash)- 5/2
The Corn na Feile Puppy will tell us a good bit more about the form lines through the Trial Stakes this season. With some of the leading ladies in the betting set to take their chance here we’ll have a much better idea about the shape of the Oaks betting on Monday night.
Bold and Brazen and Needham Danger both feature highly in the betting at present. There may be a couple of others in he betting who would certainly be appealing at the prices with Call Him Bale one that looks like a little bit of value at 7-1.