Arcade Maximus got the better of Serene Angel as he claimed the Tipperary Cup and gave himself a great chance of making the Champion Stakes at Clonmel. Having previously reached the final of the Desmond Cup, Maximus once again underlined his class and moved onto 8 champion stakes points with his narrow final victory. Owned by the Jim-Con-Dan Syndicate, Maximus won his Trial Stake on this field last season.
The All Age Bitch Stake saw All Stressed Out justify her overnight favouritism to take the honours from Rio Tesoro. A daughter of Bexhill Eoin and Kittys Way, All Stressed Out had reached three semi-finals in a row before today’s success. She is owned by the Fats And Small Syndicate and is a litter sister of Derby winner Feel My Pulse.
In the Derby Trial Stake, Crafty Gonzalo continued the excellent season for his litter as he booked his place in Clonmel. A son of Adios Alonso and Crafty Pinero, Gonzalo was beaten in the final of the Thurles Trial Stake on his only other outing this season. He joins litter brother Crafty Toro in Powerstown Park. He saw off Chance Of Wonder in the final today.
The Oaks Trial Stake was won by Amelies Molly, a daughter of Central City and Beautys Grace. A 2-1 shot overnight Amelies saw off the challenge off the overnight favourite Minella Babe in the final. Owned by the Three K Syndicate, Amelies Molly had one previous outing before today, reaching the semi-final of the Trial Stake in Fermoy.
Arcade Maximus (Caesar Music x Rushing) beat Serene Angel (Adios Alonso x Uptown Angel)
All Age Bitch Stake
All Stressed Out (Kyle James x Madtogoagain) beat Rio Tesoro (Adios Alonso x Fives Treasure)
Derby Trial Stake
Crafty Gonzalo (Adios Alonso x Crafty Pinero) beat Chance Of Wonder (Newinn Wonder x Chance Me Betty)
Oaks Trial Stake
Amelies Milly (Central City x Beautys Grace) beat Minella Babe (Adios Alonso x Bossa Nova Babe)