Bridewell does the business in Tubbercurry

Bridewell Kieran moved into contention for the Champion Stakes following his win today in the Ulster Cup at Tubbercurry. The Ballymena Club’s showpiece saw the Gerry Holian trained runner get the better of Make Peace in the final. Kieran moves into 15th position in the Champion Stakes standing’s his only other appearance coming in the Listowel final defeat to Tilford Tom.

It was a good afternoon for Holian who trained both Tubbercurry Trial Stake winners including Heart Light which he himself owns. Heart light had been one of this season’s more well regarded ladies. After impressing enroute to the final in Loughrea she lost out to Nidge Weasel and had failed to recover that form until this afternoon where the daughter of Musical Time and Skellig Wave got the better of Annual Time in the decider.

Holian’s other winner was Glenrock Gary, a son of Kingsmill Dynamo and Hollyoak Pegasus. Owned by Garrett Hartigan, Glenrock had previously impressed reaching the semi final in Castleisland and after some below power efforts got the better of Glasheen Cas in the deciding buckle here.

Holian hadn’t as much luck with the unfortunate Jigsaw Man who was beaten by City Leader in the final of the Ballymena Derby Trial Stake. The Brendan Matthews owned and trained Leader, is a son of Bexhill Eoin and Central Model, saw the Newry maestro claim the Trial Stake for the second consecutive season. Leader had previous outings in Cashel, Cavan and North Kilkenny.

While Jigsaw Man might have gone close on a couple of occasions this season, a bitch who was even more unlucky was Emer Matthews Late Drama. Beat in the final in East Donegal and Mooncoin, the daughter of Cross Country and Wise Purchase finally claimed her Clonmel ticket getting the better of reserve winner Star Proof in the final.

Another of this season’s unlucky dogs Killing Time, wasn’t as fortunate as he ran into Maxie Collins’ Blueview Barney in the final. Barney, a full brother of Blueview Sam, is a son of Murtys Gang and Foxhill Rio. He had previously appeared without success in Trim and Cavan. Killing Time meanwhile lost his second final in a month having previously lost in the Borrisoleigh final.

Laurence Jones’ Anna Bolena had raised only one flag in four outings prior to her trip to Tubbercurry but she had too much for Fiery Diamond in the final of the Kilcreevin- Ballymote Oaks Trial Stake. A daughter of Kingsmill Dynamo and Kalanova, Anna Bolena is the Jones brother’s second qualifier with Figaro having won his ticket in Dundalk.

Ulster Cup

Bridewell Kieran (Bexhill Eoin x Bridewell Rose) beat Make Peace

Derby Trial Stake

City Leader (Bexhill Eoin x Central Model) beat Jigsaw Man (Adios Alonso x Wizard West)

Oaks Trial Stake

Late Drama (Cross Country x Wise Purchase) beat Star Proof (Trajectory x Hey Soul Sister)


Derby Trial Stake

Glenrock Gary (Kingsmill Dynamo x Hollyoak Pegasus) beat Glasheen Cas (Johnny Casanova x Burnpark Sadie)

Oaks Trial Stake

Heart Light (Musical Time x Skellig Wave) beat Annual Time (Razor Ashmore x Tango Time)

Kilcreevin- Ballymote

Derby Trial Stake

Blueview Barney (Murtys Gang x Foxhill Rio) beat Killing Time (Musical Time x Skellig Wave)

Oaks Trial Stake

Anna Bolena (Kingsmill Dynamo x Kalanova) beat Fiery Diamond (Mafi Magic x Fiery Ruby)

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