Skelligs star in Trial Stakes while Crafty claims Champion Stakes place

Crafty Resino booked his place in the Kevin Smith Champion Stakes on Sunday as he claimed the All Age Cup in Clonakilty from Speakeasy Foley. Owned and trained by the Divily family, Crafty followed up his final appearance in Loughrea and his win in Galway with success here moving him onto 10 points. His final opponent Speakeasy Foley moved onto 8 Champion Stake points but he’s just outside the top 16.

Barrow Cockle took the honours in the All Age Bitch Stake, as the daughter of Adios Alonso and Cillowen Stunner saw off the challenge of Colossal View. Owned by Michael Collins and Jonathan Best, Barrow Cockle won in Macroom last season so she clearly likes this time of the year. This was only her second appearance of the season.

The Trial Stakes saw a double success for the O’Driscoll’s of Glenmire as Skellig Doll and Skellig Shane both booked their places in Powerstown Park. The latter, Skellig Shane, had made a favourable impression on his two outings previously this season, reaching semi-finals in Abbeydorney and Abbeyfeale less than two weeks ago. The son of Mafi Magic and Skellig Beag is a full brother of multiple cup  winners Skellig Way and Skellig Sunrise and has been introduced to the Derby betting at 20-1. He got the better of Mustdoitagain in the final.

The Oaks Trial Stake saw a success for Skellig Doll, a daughter of Adios Alonso and Oaks winner Skellig Babe, who saw off the challenge of Nikie in the final. Skellig Doll had shown some ability in three previous outings posting a couple of fast clocks and she finally put it all together in Clonakilty to take the honours. She’s a 25-1 shot for the Oaks.

All Age Cup

Crafty Resino (Kyle James x Crafty Molino) beat Speakeasy Foley (Kyle James x Omera)

All Age Bitch Stake

Barrow Cockle (Adios Alonso x Cillowen Stunner) beat Colossal View (Kyle James x Colossal Plan)

Oaks Trial Stake

Skellig Doll (Adios Alonso x Skellig Babe) beat Nikie (Razor Ashmore x Omera)

Derby Trial Stake

Skellig Shane (Mafi Magic x Skellig Beag) beat Mustdoitagain (March Is On x Lochbo Zola)

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