Bodens Rocket his first silverware at the Ardpatrick and Kilfinane meeting today in Kilmallock. The son of Mafi Magic and Ballyshannon Tri had reached the final of the Galbally Trial Stake last season and held off the advances of Dark Lord to win the Cup this afternoon. Owned by Ronan Sweeney, Bodens Rocket give himself a shot of making some of the season’s end of year meetings with his win.
Isnt She Magic was one of the unlucky ladies of last season running up three Trial Stakes in three outings. The daughter of Mafi Magic and Class Attraction got her tonsils out after her run in Kilflynn on the opening weekend of the season and that seems to have done the trick as she got the better of Cup Of Ambition in the final. Having only entered the stake as a reserve, she’ll be one to keep an eye on over the rest of the season.
Both Trial Stake winners on Sunday created favourable impressions over the course of the weekend. Bower Wonder, a son of Newinn Wonder and Bower Sign, claimed the Derby Trial Stake for John Saunders. Making his first outing of the season, he got the better of Carrigmore Shaw in the final. A half brother of Droopys Bestie and Kingsmill Dynamo, he’ll be an interesting runner in Clonmel.
In the Oaks Trial Stake, Skellig Jewel took the honours giving the O’Driscoll their first Trial Stake winner of the season. The daughter of Adios Alonso and Oaks winner Skellig Babe had previously reached the Trial Stake final in Miltown Malbay on her only other start. She beat Asset Centre, a daughter of Skellig Wave in the final. The Skellig pups seem to be improving every week, (Skellig Sky and Skellig Bright both reached finals this week) and they’ll be worth keeping an eye over the last 6 weeks or so of qualifying for the Clonmel classics.
An Corn Caislean
Bodens Rocket (Mafi Magic x Ballyshannon Tri) beat Dark Lord (Mafi Magic x Cushie Wingbell)
All Age Bitch Stake
Isnt She Magic (Mafi Magic x Class Attraction) beat Cup Of Ambition (Kyle James x Intervention)
Derby Trial Stake
Bower Wonder (Newinn Wonder x Bower Sign) beat Carrigmore Shaw (Johnny Casanova x Mary Kates Coin)
Oaks Trial Stake
Skellig Jewel (Adios Alonso x Skellig Babe) beat Asset Centre (Adios Alonso x Skellig Wave)