Sunfire Nova must enjoy the air in Wexford, as he claimed the Corn Ros Mhic Treoin at the annual New Ross meeting today. Nova, a Trial Stake winner in Enniscorthy, got the better of the Brendan Matthews trained Listen To Him in today’s final. Nova demonstrated last year that he had real ability and with this win in the All Age ranks sets himself up for a bit season and a possible return to Clonmel. He is owned by Christopher Ryan.
The Matthews clan may have been disappointed with the result of the Cup but they’ll have been delighted with the victory of Late Drama in the All Age Bitch Stake as she got the better of Ardnalee Eva. Owned by Emer Matthews, Late Drama was beaten in the final of two Trial Stakes last season before taking care of business at the Ballymena meeting.
There was success for David Casey’s April pup Killeagh Silver as he claimed his Derby ticket in the Trial Stake. Silver got the better of Guesswhoimet in the final and provides a third Trial Stake winner of the season for his sire Thomas The Tank. It was Silver’s first outing of the season and entering the final he was the 1-2 favourite.
The bitch Trial Stake was claimed by Blue Abella owned by Jimmy Kelly. The daughter of Mafi Magic and Drumcrow Carol got the better of Heltras Type in the final. From the same dam as the excellent Garrys Secret, this lady was a 1-4 favourite entering the deciding buckle.
Corn Ros Mhic Treoin
Sunfire Nova (Johnny Casanova x Moonveen Melba) beat Listen To Him
All Age Bitch Stake
Late Drama (Cross Country x Wise Purchase) beat Ardnalee Eva
Derby Trial Stake
Killeagh Silver (Thomas The Tank x Runaway Abbey) beat Guesswhoimet (Kingsmill Dynamo x Skellig Mania)
Oaks Trial Stake
Blue Abella (Mafi Magic x Drumcrow Carol) beat Heltras Type (Musical Time x Marwood Type)