Carrowkeal Gavin, a Derby quarter finalist in 2015 claimed the Russell Cup in Galbally this afternoon adding another title to what has been a stellar career for the son of Kyle James and Cumbawn Ellen. Owned by Kathleen Murphy, Carrowkeal got the better of Cherrygrove Wolf in the final. A winner in Bandon and Dungarvan last season he was adding a second Cup to the silverware he won in Mallow.
The Derby Trial Stake went the way of Jamess Treasure, a son of Kyle Leigh and Fives Treasure. Owned by the Ballyglasheen Syndicate, the same owners as the excellent Fives Treasures, Jamess Treasure was having his third outing of the season having reached the semi-final in Castleisland and Newcastlewest. He’s another winner to come out of what looks like a decent Trial Stake in Castleisland, boosting the form of Ballymac Vale. Jamess Treasure got the better of Carrowkeal Ray.
Why Tanyard Lass claimed the Oaks Trial Stake, becoming yet another Reserve Oaks Trial Stake winner who has doubled up this season. Owned by Caroline Condon, the daughter of Thomas The Tank and Why Tanyardpenny, had been the 6th reserve for the Oaks. As it happens there are now just 6 reserves for the Oaks. The runner up Da Joker was also beaten in the final of the Trial Stake in Doon.
Carrowkeal Gavin (Kyle James x Cumbawn Ellen) beat Cherrygrove Wolf
Oaks Trial Stake
Why Tanyard Lass (Thomas The Tank x Why Tanyardpenny) beat Da Joker (Kyle Leigh x Wise Lady)
Derby Trial Stake
Jamess Treasure (Kyle Leigh x Fives Treasure) beat Carrowkeal Ray (Thomas The Tank x Lochbo Zola)