Tarmons Alonso claimed a maiden victory of his career in Millstreet on Saturday as he got the better of Game Eanna in the final of the North Cork Cup. The son of Adios Alonso and Tanyard Kerry was withdrawn in the final in Borris-in-Ossory in December and he continued that good form in Millstreet for owner Mary Holland.
The Derby Trial Stake saw success for Drive On Smokey, a son of Adios Alonso and Jamaica Jane, as he got the better of Blades Of Music. Owned by Thomas O’Donavon, Smokey had reached three third rounds earlier in the season but he saved his best for the New Year. Blades, a winner of a reserve in Kilflynn will be on the card for the National Meeting but it looks as if it’ll only be as a stand-in.
The Oaks Trial Stake featured a couple of bitches familiar prefixes, whose connections have rattled the crossbar on more than one occasion this season. It was the Crafty’s who came out on top with Crafty Luciano got the better of Skellig May to claim an Oaks ticket. Crafty had reached a number of third rounds over the course of the season but went one further here as the daughter of Kingsmill Dynamo and Crafty Bonito took the silverware.
North Cork Cup
Tarmons Alonso (Adios Alonso x Tanyard Kerry) beat Game Eanna (Kyle James x Omera)
Derby Trial Stake
Drive On Smokey (Adios Alonso x Jamaica Jane) beat Blades of Music (Kingsmill Dynamo x Blades of Glory)
Oaks Trial Stake
Crafty Luciano (Kingsmill Dynamo x Crafty Bonito) beat Skellig May (Mafi Magic x Skellig Beag)