Half The Odds showed that his Desmond Cup victory was no fluke when he beat Wizard Matthew to claim the Island Cup and put himself in pole position for a place in the Champion Stakes. A full brother of Jet Stream the 32 Cup winner in Regional, it’s been quite a couple of weeks for the litter. Owned by Liam McLaughlin he has moved onto 15 Champion Stake points and €6,500. Not a bad October for connections.
Pumpkin Kia, showed her class to claim the All Age Bitch Stake and the 6 points on offer. The daughter of Judicial Affair and Pumpkin Kia, got the better of Lineroad Lamar for owner Marie Thompson. She was the Sevenhouses Trial Stake winner as a pup.
Ballymac Vale, joined Reikers Island at the top of the Derby betting as he provided a first Trial Stake winner for sire Vale View Flyer. A son of Curragh Time, out of the Tango Time line, Vale is from the famous Ballymac kennels of Liam Dowling. He entered the Derby betting at 16-1. He saw off the challenge of Downton Pluto in the final.
The Reserve Oak Trial Stake went to the Big One, a daughter of Mafi Magic and Big Maggie. She held off Shanavulin Amy to claim the Cup. Owned by Mark and Charles Ryall she’ll be fancied to claim a Trial Stake when she reappears.
Half The Odds (Thomas The Tank x Call Posie) beat Wizard Matthew
All Age Bitch Stake
Pumpkin Kia (Judicial Affair x Pumpkin Kia) beat Lineroad Lamar
Derby Trial Stake
Ballymac Vale (Vale View Flyer x Curragh Time) beat Downton Pluto (Adios Alonso x Horgie Baby)
Reserve Oaks Trial Stake
Big One (Mafi Magic x Big Maggie) beat Shanavulin Amy (Adios Alonso x Kerrykil Lass)