Can Vale View ‘Fly’ to victory in Clare this weekend?

There’s a very lively looking All Age Cup at the Killimer- Kilrush meeting this weekend with some of this season’s stars set to go head to head for the silverware and the points. Vale View Flyer currently leads the market but with Coshair Slane and Floating Patriot already victors this season and Wood Dynamo lurking in the top half it promises to be a fascinating contest.

Gilligan and McMahon All Age Cup– Draw and Betting

Game Miller- 6/1
Windfarm Ben- 12/1

Bens Pride- 10/1
Sarasota Silver- 6/1

Wood Dynamo- 4/1
Swift Escalade- 6/1

Colossal Force- 7/1
Country Man- 8/1
Willrose Cheetah- 12/1
Tubs Grub- 12/1

Floating Patriot- 3/1
Coshair Slane- 3/1

Frenchfort Tom- 8/1
Glasheen Cas- 10/1

Vale View Flyer- 6/4
Ocean Sirocco- 6/1

Front Runners

Vale View Flyer was by all accounts an impressive winner on his seasonal debut as he claimed the Horgan Memorial Cup in Abbeydorney. He’s now won 16 consecutive courses since going on a winning run at the Reserve Trial Stake in Doon almost a year ago, including 3 at the Derby. He meets Ocean Sirocco who ran well at Miltown Malbay to reach the semi-final but Vale View should have too much class in this bottom quarter.

The opening round meeting of Coshair Slane and Floating Patriot is an absolutely mouth watering prospect for anyone able to get to the meeting this weekend. Floating Patriot has been one of this season’s more consistent dogs, winning the Stephen Fuller Memorial Cup on the opening weekend of the season. Since then he’s made appearances in Castleisland and Carlow where he was beaten in the semi-final on both occasions. Coshair Slane lost out to Kingsmill Rover on his debut appearance this season in Cashel before proving too strong for the field in Thurles. With both having victories under their proverbial belts this should be a clash to savour.

In the top half of the draw there are a number of interesting contenders. Sarasota Silver has proven the ability to win on this field when he took the honours here 12 months ago in the Reserve Derby Trial Stake. Game Miller won in Cappoquin last season and ran well on his last appearance reaching the semi-final in Edenderry. Both would fancy their chances of coming out of the top half, while in the bottom half Wood Dyanmo and Colossal Force would be expected to fight it out for a semi-final berth. Wood, ran well in Westmeath to begin the season, while Colossal Force hasn’t returned to the heights that saw him win the Corn Cuchullain in Dundalk last Christmas.


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