Could ‘King’ cast a shadow over ‘Sunlight’?

The Six To Five All Age Cup  in Nenagh has thrown up a decent field which includes Skellig Sunlight the highly impressive Cup winner from Cashel who is going in search of his second cup of the season. He’ll get nothing easy here though with TA Morris winner Cuine Rock among his potential opponents.

Six To Five All Age Cup– Draw and Betting

Skellig Sunlight- 6/4
Ashmore King- 6/1

Downtown James- 10/1
Greenisle Legend- 10/1

Cuine Rock- 5/1
Kingcormac Cian- 8/1

Frenchfort Tom- 10/1
In The Centre- 6/1
High Garden- 4/1
Stormont- 7/1

Dale McCoy- 8/1
Lincolns Call- 6/1

Glenlough Mick- 5/1
Learning Curve- 10/1

Inch Herald- 10/1
Shining City- 8/1

Front Runners

Saturday’s Cup in Nenagh has thrown up an intriguing stake packed full of dogs with ability and potential. At the top of the market is the Denis O’Driscoll trained Skellig Sunlight, who lit up the Cashel meeting as he powered his way to the silverware. Well touted at the beginning of the season, Skellig Sunlight has a far from straight forward first round clash.

Ashmore King, owned by Boylesports supremo John Boyle, is one of the most consistent dogs in the country and he will claim silverware of some description sometime soon. Twice a beaten Trial Stake finalist last season, Ashmore King was over well ahead on the clocks through the opening rounds in New Ross before he was collared in the semi-final. If he repeats that sort of early pace again he could cause an opening round shock. Of the others in the quarter, Downtown James might be one to keep an eye on having run well on his last appearance in Galbally.

The second quarter sees recent Duffer winner Kingcormac Cian pitched in against the 2014 TA Morris winner Cuine Rock. Such a step up in class you would imagine would be too much for Cian, given the class that Cuine Rock showed in Clonmel. Also in that quarter is In The Centre, who has proven to be fairly reliable most notably this season reaching the Desmond Cup semi-final.

The third quarter could very well rival the top quarter as being the strongest with all four dogs having claims of some description. Shortest with the bookmakers is beaten Desmond Cup finalist and Abbeyfeale Trial Stake winner High Garden. He has a far from straight forward first round joust with Stormont who is capable of a big run when he puts it together. Dale McCoy provides the Farrelly camp with an intriguing contender, a dog who has only had two appearances reaching the final in Trim and semi-final in Castletowngeoghegan last season. The final dog in the quarter is Lincoln Call who won his Trial Stake last season and who has had an outing already this year but he might need an improved performance on that showing.

In the bottom quarter Glenlough Mick is the standout name and he should take some beating having reached the final in Mallow on his most recent outing. His biggest challenger in the quarter might well be Shining City, who was fairly consistent last year without ever reaching a final. He lost out last time out to Eastern Shore, now a dual cup winner.



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