Banba forces her way into Grace Bruton Champion Bitch Stake with Premier Cup triumph

Banba Be Lucky upset the odds to claim the Premier Cup and secure a place in the Grace Bruton Champion Bitch Stake with the 9 points on offer here pushing her onto 15.5 points and the top of the Champion Bitch Stake standings. The daughter of Johnny Casanova and Oh Banba got the better of Dillrock Mick in the final. Owned by Ashley Managan Banba had previously won in Limerick City and ran up the Lixnaw stake.

In the All Age Bitch Stake found herself back in the winners coat for the first time since her Thurles Trial Stake win last season. The daughter of Adios Alonso and Heart Light got the better of Do It Bolt in the final. A beaten finalist in Thurles this season she’s owned by Megan O’Sullivan.

The Derby Trial Stake fell the way of Dru Mac, a son of Kyle King and Ivegotthesecret. Owned by Killian Sheerin Dru Mac won his Trial Stake at his fifth attempt, his previous best result a semi-final appearance in Rathkeale. He got the better of Cautious Remark in the final.

The Oaks Trial Stake was won by Dresden Log On owned by John O’Keefe and Patrick McCarthy. The daughter of Thomas The Tank and Call Her Dresden saw of Fire Height Lily in the final. As with Dru Mac this was her fifth appearance of the season having previously been beaten by Duarigle Debbie in the semi-final in Templetuohy.

Premier Cup

Banba Be Lucky (Johnny Casanova x Oh Banba) beat Dillrock Mick

All Age Bitch Stake

Madam Megan (Adios Alonso x Heart Light) beat Do It Bolt

Derby Trial Stake

Dru Mac (Kyle King x Ivegotthesecret) beat Cautious Remark (Mafi Magic x Broadwell Blonde)

Oaks Trial Stake

Dresden Log On (Thomas The Tank x Call Her Dresden) beat Fire Height Lily (Adios Alonso x Horgie Baby)

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