Blueview Charlie continued his excellent season claiming the JE Brennan All Age Cup in Old Kilcullen this afternoon. Maxie Collins’ son of Blueview Sam and Moon Becky had too much for the Pat Savage owned and trained Fingal Rory in the final. Following Charlie’s victory in Edenderry, and runner up spot in Carlow, he now moves onto 10 Champion Stakes points and looks almost assured of a place in the Champion Stakes.
In the All Age Bitch Stake the Matthews team had more success with Needham Marie, as the daughter of Bexhill Eoin and Gadget Girl got the better of Skellig Lola. Both ladies had been fancied to progress overnight and Marie justified her favouritism getting the better of the Charlie Faul trained Lola in the final. Lola moves onto 6 Champion Stake points while Needham Marie moves onto 8 having already claimed silverware this season.
An unfancied 20-1 outsider on Tuesday morning Mulboy Brannan proved just how fickle betting in puppy stakes can be as he revelled in the Kildare air. A son of Adios Alonso and Mulboy Girl, Brannan is owned and trained by the McCalls in county Tyrone. He got the better of overnight favourite Joans Rebel in the final. Brannan had failed to raise a flag on three previous outings including in Johnstown last weekend, when he was on the end of a fairly harsh decision.
Noreen and Kieran McManus’s good season with their dogs continued in the Reserve Oaks Trial Stake as No No Hawkeye, a daughter of Thomas The Tank and Bambas Hawkeye proved her worth. Having previously run in Ballinagar she made a big leap forward to take the silverware from Kingsmill Smile.
Indeed the McManus’s enjoyed a double as Call Up Pal, a son of Adios Alonso and Call Up got the better of District Twelve to win the Troy Electric Champion Puppy Stake. The Loughrea Trial Stake winner will have enhanced his reputation with this success.
JE Brennan All Age Cup
Blueview Charlie (Blueview Sam x Moon Becky) beat Fingal Rory
All Age Bitch Stake
Needham Marie (Bexhill Eoin x Gadget Girl) beat Skellig Lola
Troy Electrical Champion Puppy Stake
Call Up Pal (Adios Alonso x Call Up) beat District Twelve (Adios Alonso x Dale Roisin)
Derby Trial Stake
Mulboy Branan (Adios Alonso x Mulboy Girl) beat Joans Rebel (Kyle James x Madtogoagain)
Reserve Oaks Trial Stake
No No Hawkeye (Thomas The Tank x Bambas Hawkeye) beat Kingsmill Smile (Kingsmill Dynamo x Beautiful Smile)