Team Ike claimed his second piece of silverware of the season as he was declared winner of the Hitchins Post Cup in Borrisoleigh after Bower King was withdrawn in the final. Owned by Joe McCarthy, Team Ike, a son of Skellig Wish and Skellig Kelly had previously won the Cup in Mallow. He will probably need another two points to squeeze into the Champion Stakes with Clonakilty a possibility. Bower King also made the jump to 8 points but his prizemoney will keep him out of of the top 16.
Isnt She Magic won her second cup of the season as she got the better of Up The Saints in the final of the All Age Bitch Stake. The daughter of Mafi Magic and Class Attraction had previously won in Ardpatrick for owners Robert Green and Elaine Guiney. She’s currently 9th in the Grace Bruton Champion Stakes table but that might be enough to get her in if anything drops out over the coming weeks.
The Derby Trial Stake ticket went to Brendan Everard’s charge Get Stuck In, a son of Adios Alonso and Aslee Annie. Get Stuck In had previously reached the third round in Nenagh. Here he beat off the challenge of Lithuanian King who had won a duffer in Newcastlewest on his last appearance and reached the third round in Rathcormac.
The Oaks Trial Stake went to Blastoff Betty as she saw off the challenge from Sandyman Smut. Tara Buckley’s bitch, a daughter of Kingsmill Dynamo and Mayor Berine, will now take her place in the Oaks. She had previously had outings in Kilflynn, Listowel and Johnstown and Urlingford.
Hitchin Post Cup
Team Ike (Skellig Wish x Skellig Kelly) declared winner Bower King (Kingsmill Dynamo x Bower Sign) withdraw
All Age Bitch Stake
Isnt She Magic (Mafi Magic x Class Attraction) beat Up The Saints (Razor Ashmore x Oh Banba)
Derby Trial Stake
Get Stuck In (Adios Alonso x Aslee Annie) beat Lithuanian King (Kingsmill Dynamo x Mrs Jingles)
Oaks Trial Stake
Blastoff Betty (Kingsmill Dynamo x Mayor Berine) beat Sandyman Smut (Thomas The Tank x Emmas Goldrush)