Bango seeks to upset Rover and Rocks in Loc Garman Cup

With Champion Stakes qualification still wide open there are plenty of dogs heading out this week to take their chances. The Wexford meeting in Enniscorthy is no different with a half a dozen dogs with real chances entered in the Loc Garman Cup. Kingsmill Rover leads the betting but can he be knocked off?

Loc Garman Cup– Draw and Betting

City Leader- 4/1
Alien Master- 10/1

Kingsmill Rover- 2/1
Lisloose Dynamo- 6/1

Sunfire Nova- 5/1
Yippee Kiyay- 5/1

Bango Malone- 4/1
Nowurtalkin- 10/1
Ballinabola King- 6/1
Split The Pot- 5/1

Ashmore King- 4/1
Line Of Reason- 6/1

Keldon Bolt- 8/1
Rocks Of Bawn- 5/2 (was 3/1)

Bernish Jet- 5/1
Wyken Power- 6/1

Front Runners

Kingsmill Rover, who heads the betting, is making his first appearance from the Urbs Intacta in Waterford. While that defeat to Whiskey Galore may have appeared a shock at first, Whiskey has shown that it was no fluke. Kingsmill’s lay off suggests that he’s had injury problems since then but back if he can recover his best form then he’s a genuine challenger for honours. He’s drawn to meet Lisloose Dynamo, who connections will fancy beating and could well meet City Leader who hasn’t really progressed from his puppy career.

The second quarter is certainly the poorer for the absence of Yippee Kiyay who broke down on the gallop on Sunday. He was a fine servant to the Martin’s in his first two seasons. In his absence Bango Malone, a runner up on this field in November at the Enniscorthy meeting and Sunfire Nova a winner in New Ross. Bango has since won at Mitchelstown and comes here seeking to gaurantee his place at Powerstown. Sunfire has been busy but disappointing since winning his Cup. I’d fancy Bango to meet Kingsmill in the semi-final.

In the third quarter Split The Pot and Ashmore King might well fancy their chances of getting over the first round. Split The Pot reached the final in Ardpatrick and the semi-final at Gorey so is coming into this meeting in the better form. Ashmore King showed real promise last season and ran well for a couple of rounds in New Ross before losing out. He looked to have a problem in Nenagh so it’ll be interesting to see if the break has done him any good. He was beat in the final of the Enniscorthy Trial Stake on this field last year. If he can rediscover that form he’ll be competitive.

In the bottom quarter Rocks Of Bawn has seen his price for this stake shorten in the last 24 hours or so and he’ll not be far away. He was narrowly beaten in Gorey by Crafty Who on his first start of the season and then by Game Miller in Cappoquin. Bernish Jet and Wyken Power are both more than capable of offering a threat and it’ll be interesting to see how this quarter pans out.


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