Destie seeks Dungarvan hat-trick and Deise Cup double

Droopys Bestie will go in search of a third win at the annual Dungarvan meeting when he takes to the field on Saturday. Having won his Trial Stake as a pup at the Dungarvan meeting he returned 12 months ago to claim last year’s renewal of the Deise Cup. On Saturday he seeks a hat-trick of titles.

Deise Cup– Draw and Betting

Sunfire Nova- 7/1
Classic Percy- 8/1

Droopys Bestie- 3/1
Bernish Jet- 8/1

Knockrour Jazz- 8/1
Black And White- 4/1

Droopys Skydive- 8/1
Fairyfield Park- 10/1
Lisloose Dynamo- 8/1
India Rio- 8/1

Avenue Ranger- 5/2
Lobnamna Fagan- 10/1

Macroney Rebel- 4/1
Go Conquer- 6/1

Whiskey Galore- 3/1
Maughera King- 10/1

Front Runners

Droopys Bestie is the obvious starting point when assessing a meeting being run on this field. The son of Droopys Saunders and Bower Sign has a record second to nothing in the field. A three time Cup winner last season, injury ruled him out of the National Meeting and he returned in Enniscorthy only to lose out to eventual winner Hotspot. He has a potential banana skin in the opener against Bernish Jet who makes his first appearance since Glin in early October. Sunfire Nova and Classic Percy renew rivalries from Johnstown and Urlingford, Classic having gotten the better of Sunfire in the second round on that occasion.

In the second quarter Knockrour Jazz and Black And White should prove to be a fascinating encounter. Jazz made a decent start to the season reaching the third round in Ballyheigue before losing out to eventual winner Lochbo Charlie in Bandon on his last outing. Black And White will be looking to make up for the disappointment of his first round exit to Bunnow Hulahul in Glanworth. He had previously claimed the Treaty Cup at the Limerick City meeting. Droopys Skydive the Interclub winner in Fermoy might well be the Joker in the pack here. It’ll be interesting to see how far he can progress.

India Rio is in his fourth season but showed on his last outing that he still has some of the old pace. He meets another duffer winner, Lisloose Dynamo a dog who won the duffer in Abberydorney on his only start to date. Dan Brassil’s Avenue Ranger is a dog on the up having reached the semi-final in Edenderry on his first start of the season and then winning the Cup in Rathkeale on his second. He’s the 5-2 favourite for the stake.

The bottom quarter sees a number of interesting runners not least Macroney Rebel the Fermoy Trial Stake winner. Fermoy have a habit of throwing good Trial Stake winners and how Rebel performs at the weekend will give us a better idea if this fella can be another Mafi Magic. He meets Go Conquer in the opening round, a dog unlucky in Old Kilcullen on his last start. It should prove an informative buckle. In the bottom buckle Whiskey Galore has proven to be something of revelation. Two wins from two outings he’s already amassed 8 points and €4,300 prize money. He’d be fancied to take care of Maughera King and after than could well be the dog to beat.

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