Ougham Ellen put herself in the driving seat for a Champion Bitch Stake position as she claimed the honours at Cavan this afternoon. Owned by the Kilcoynes in Tubbercurry, Ellen had previously won the Bitch Stake in Loughrea. The daughter of Kyle James and Ougham Miss had a bit to spare over Annual Edition in the final. She lost in the third round of last year’s Oaks to winner Vienna Calling.
The Derby Trial Stake final saw the Cuine Syndicate claim their second Trial Stake in as many weekends with Cuine Yet taking the honours. Cuine Yet, a son of Adios Alonso and Dale Roisin, and a litter brother of last weekend’s winner Cuine Dale, struck late to get the judge’s decision from Bonding Session. Cuine Yet had reached the fourth round of the Castleisland Trial Stake where he was beaten by Parlour Game.
Heart Strings, a daughter of Thomas The Tank and Hidden Passion, just held off the fancied Excursion in the final of the Oaks Trial Stake for the Heeney family from Dundalk. This lady was making her third outing of the season having failed to make an impression on her first two runs at Regional and Ballinagar.
All Age Bitch Stake
Ougham Ellen (Kyle James x Ougham Miss) beat Annual Edition (Derby Pines x Latest Gamble)
Oaks Trial Stake
Heart Strings (Thomas The Tank x Hidden Passion) beat Excursion ( Kingsmill Dynamo x Key Partner)
Derby Trial Stake
Cuine Yet (Adios Alonso x Dale Roisin) beat Bonding Session (Killimor Matey x Foxhill Penny)