The Templetuohy club will have more than the conclusion of their annual meeting to celebrate tonight as local dog Inch Hothead, owned by the Egan’s claimed the meeting’s showpiece Premier Cup with a victory over Barefoot Magnus in the final. The son of Mafi Magic and Moonveen Lola saw off favourite Newinn Glory this morning and Lincolns Call in the semi-final before taking the top prize.
Fire Height Una moved onto 8 Champion Bitch Stake points with victory in Tuohy. Una, a daughter of Adios Alonso and Skibabbey Lady, was too strong for Kates Shoes in the final. Una, owned by Brendan Maunsell, had proven too strong for her competitors in North Kilkenny before Christmas. The runner up who came in as as reserve also moves onto 8 points meaning things at the top of the Champion Bitch table are becoming very crowded.
The Derby Trial Stake saw the Darren Byrne owned Micks Victory take the honours as he got the better of Madtogojam in the final. Micks Victory is a son of Adios Alonso and Victory point and he had two previous outings, reaching the second round in Castleisland and in Bandon.
The Oaks Trial Stake saw Coffee In Spirit, a daughter of Kyle James and Coffee In Currow take the ticket to the National Meeting. A beaten finalist in Liscannor on the first weekend of the season, Coffee In Spirit, owned by Fergus Flynn and Larry Mallon saw off the overnight favourite Happy Away to take the honours
Inch Hothead (Mafi Magic x Moonveen Lola) beat Barefoot Magnus (Adios Alonso x Chubbys Melody)
All Age Bitch Stake
Fire Height Una (Adios Alonso x Skibabbey Lady) beat Kates Shoes (Murtys Blaze x Rock Music)
Derby Trial Stake
Micks Victory (Adios Alonso x Victory Point) beat Madtogojam (Kyle James x Madtogoagain)
Oaks Trial Stake
Coffee in Spirit (Kyle James x Coffee In Currow) beat Happy Away (Adios Alonso x Tullamoy Queen)