Last season’s Irish Cup runner-up Drive On Smokey surged to victory in this afternoon’s Fitzgerald Cup at Glanworth getting the better of Capetown Evan and pushing himself into Champion Stakes qualification contention. Owned by Thomas O’Donovan, Smokey, a son of Adios Alonso and Jamaica Jane he had been a 2-1 chance overnight and he made no mistake to add to the 4 points he collected in Ballyheigue earlier in the season.
The Derby Trial Stake went the way of debutant Newinn Oak who saw off the challenge of Classic Scotch in the decider to book his place in Powerstown. A son of Kyle Leigh and Newinn All Blond, he is owned by the Newinn All Over Syndicate and trained by Owen McKenna.
The Oaks Trial Stake went to Touch Of Class, a daughter of Adios Alonso and Horgie Baby, who got the better of Allowdale Aine. Owned by the Nomads Syndicate, Touch of Class had been an Even money shot overnight. After appearances in Milltown- Malbay and Clonmel and Kilsheelan, Touch Of Class strung five winning runs toclaim her ticket.
Drive On Smokey (Adios Alonso x Jamaica Jane) beat Capetown Evan
Derby Trial Stake
Newinn Oak (Kyle Leigh x Newinn All Blond) beat Classic Scotch (Mafi Magic x Hollyoak Scotch)
Oaks Trial Stake
Touch Of Class (Adios Alonso x Horgie Baby) beat Allowdale Aine (Adios Alonso x Duarigle Magic)