Tom reigns in Castleisland as Oaks winner returns with a bang

Tilford Tom marked his return to the coursing fields by claiming the Island Cup in Castleisland getting the better of Shift Johnnycash in the final. Earlier in the day the son of Adios Alonso and Whitestone River got the better of Needham Simple and Sturdyandstaunch. Having gotten the better of such a top class field, the 2012 Corn na Feile winner puts himself in the frame for end of season honours.

Ray O’Brien with the 2014 Island Cup winner Tilford Tom

Oaks winner Somelittlething returned in sensational style claiming the All Age Bitch Stake in Castleisland for the JEL Syndicate. Trained by John Flynn, the daughter of Kingsmill Dynamo and Moat Belle got the better of Blades of Steel in the final.

Kyle Bruce became the second of the Fields team to claim his National Meeting ticket over the weekend getting the better of Oilill Olum in the final of the Dog Trial Stake. The son of Kyle James and Blades of Glory had been well touted in the week running up to the stake and proved his credentials on the field.

Litter sister Boshki, hadn’t as much luck as she lost out to Churchill Queen in the final of the Oaks Trial Stake. A daughter of Blueview Sam and Gingerbread Lady, Churchill Queen is owned by John and Ben Foley and is a January whelp.

Island Cup

Tilford Tom (Adios Alonso x Whitestone River) beat Shift Johnnycash

All Age Bitch Stake

Somelittlething (Kingsmill Dynamo x Moat Belle) beat Blades Of Steel

Derby Trial Stake

Kyle Bruce (Kyle James x Blades of Glory) beat Oilill Olum (Kyle James x Cumbawn Ellen)

Oaks Trial Stake

Churchill Queen (Blueview Sam x Gingerbread Lady) beat Boshski (Kyle James x Blades Of Glory)


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