Serene Angel claimed the Munster Cup in Newcastlewest this afternoon and all but assured himself of a place in the Champion Stakes in Clonmel at the end of January. The son of Adios Alonso and Uptown Angel, trained by Michael O’Donovan and owned by the Irishtown Syndicate, adds to the Cup he picked up in Abbeydorney and the points gained as he reached the final in Kilsheelan. He had been an evens favourite overnight. Vanquished finalist At All Times moves onto 8 Champion Stakes points and into 8th place in the standings.
Bexhill Mandy took the All Age Bitch Stake honours her second title of the season. The daughter of Bexhill Brian got the better of Sequin in the final, and added to her title in Ballyduff she’s right in contention for a place in the Grace Bruton Champion Bitch Stake. Owned by Conor Sheehan and John Barrett, Mandy could take some watching over the closing weeks of the year.
The ticket for the Derby was taken by Redzer Ferrrari, a son of Kingsmill Dynamo and Miss Jingles. Owned by Pat Reddan and Brendan Maunsell he got the better of Scattery Alonso. He had been fairly consistent this season reaching at least the 3rd round in three of his four outings, his best effort coming when reaching the semi-final in Abbeydorney.
Tory Ellie had been well fancied going into the Newcastlewest meeting and she justified that faith as she got the better of Riverside Wonder. Having run well on her only previous outing at the Co. Carlow meeting, where she lost to winner Hey Ma in the semi-final, Tory made no mistake this afternoon. A daughter of Adios Alonso and Chubbys Excel, Tory Ellie is owned by Paul Reid.
Serene Angel (Adios Alonso x Uptown Angel) beat At All Times (Skellig Wish x Skellig Babe)
All Age Bitch Stake
Bexhill Mandy (Bexhill Brian Gadget Girl) beat Sequin (Adios Alonso x Victory Point)
Derby Trial Stake
Redzer Ferrari (Kingsmill Dynamo x Mrs Jingles) beat Scattery Alonso (Adios Alonso x Scattery Express)
Oaks Trial Stake
Tory Ellie (Adios Alonso x Chubbys Excel) beat Riverside Wonder (Newinn Wonder x Newinn Droopy)