Blades of Fire will steal all the headlines this evening as he blazed to the Rathkeale Derby Trial Stake and the head of the ante-post Derby betting with a runaway victory in Limerick. The son of Adios Alonso and Blade of Glory comfortably saw off all opposition before streaking away from Ballyglen Duke to claim the Derby ticket. Connections will be hoping he can go a couple of steps further than some illustrious half brothers and sisters including Kilkeale Hero, Vale View Flyer, Boshski, Breska Lantern, Blades of Hope, Kyle Bruce and Black Barracuda. He is owned by Mary Guiney and handled by Gerry Holian. He had previously lost out in the final in Loughrea.
Tellmemorelies claimed the All Age Cup in Limerick today getting the better of Cooga Hero in the deciding buckle.Owned by the Strike A Booze Syndicate he won the Trial Stake in Ballyduff last season but hadn’t registered since. He is a son of Newinn Wonder and Newinn Droopy.
The All Age Bitch Stake fell the way of Moat Matilda, a daughter of Adios Alonso and Moat Missy. A Trial Stake winner in North Kilkenny last season, she is owned by the McDaid, McManus and Foley Syndicate. She saw off Shimmerandshine in the final.
The Oaks Trial Stake ticket was collected by Rossmur Event a daughter of Mafi Magic and Specific Event. Owned by Michael Murphy this lady had previous outings in Ennis and Mallow, reaching the semi-final in the latter. She got the better of Glorious Alonso today.
Tellmemorelies (Newinn Wonder x Newinn Droopy) beat Cooga Hero
All Age Bitch Stake
Moat Matilda (Adios Alonso x Moat Missy) beat Shimmerandshine
Derby Trial Stake
Blades of Fire (Adios Alonso x Blades of Glory) beat Ballyglen Duke (Adios Alonso x Deirdres Delight)
Oaks Trial Stake
Rossmur Event (Mafi Magic x Specific Event) beat Glorious Alonso (Adios Alonso x Blades of Glory)