Portane secures trip to Patrickswell

Portane Ash secured a trip to the Irish Cup as he claimed the Cup in Macroom on Thursday. The son of Razor Ashmore and Newinn All In had been well fancied prior to his trip to Clonmel last season but fell in the opening round. Owned by Patrick Bowles and Joe Blair Portane got the better of Walkinmyshoes in the final.

The second last Oak ticket went the way of Float Alone, a daughter of Thomas The Tank and Lady Twinkletoes. Owned by David Tuohy, this lady was withdraw from the final in New Ross on one of her two outings this season. She got the better of Magnolia having been well fancied for the stake throughout.

Vardy Time claimed the Reserve Derby Trial Stake having been battering on the door for most of the season. Owned by Denis O’Neill and Daniel Buckley, the son of Kyle James and Barrack Bimbo, had made five outings this season reaching semi-finals in Mallow and Galbally, while reaching third rounds in Rathcormac and Kilflynn.

All Age Cup

Portane Ash (Razor Ashmore x Newinn All In) beat Walkinmyshoes

Reserve Derby Trial Stake

Vardy Time (Kyle James x Barrack Bimbo) beat Old Mill Street (Mafi Magic x Hollyoak Scotch)

Oaks Trial Stake

Float Alone (Thomas The Tank x Lady Twinkletoes) beat Magnolia (Adios Alonso x Deirdres Delight)

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)

Prim and Diamond join siblings at National Meeting

Breska Diamond secured spots at the National Meeting today joining a number of fancied litter brothers  in the line up. Breska Diamond, a litter brother of Derby front runners Blades of Fire and Reikers Island got the better of Bingo Bonus to claim a place a Powerstown. He is owned by Mark Doolan, and made two outings prior to collecting his ticket, the best of those came when running up the Dungarvan Trial Stake.

Cracking Prim,  having shown well at Crohane where she clocked well before a semi-final exit. Having shown well through the first couple of rounds here she was always fancied and got the better of Bluebird Wakey in the final. Owned by John Kennedy, the March whelp is daughter of Adios Alonso and Marriage Wrecker

Oaks Trial Stake

Cracking Prim (Adios Alonso x Marriage Wrecker) beat Bluebird Wakey (Killimor Matey x Wakey Wakey)
Derby Trial Stake

Breska Diamond (Adios Alonso x Blades of Glory) beat Bingo Bonus (Tynwald Smokey x Needham Marie)

Clonmel tickets booked for Moorstown and Abunchoftools

Abunchoftools and Moorstown Diane left it late but eventually claimed their place in Clonmel with victories this afternoon at the Tubbercurry meeting.

A son of Adios Alonso and Tanyard Kerry, Abunchoftools saw off the challenge of Central Frontier in the final for the Glory-Kilmillhill Syndicate. The April whelp had three previous outing this season, a second round appearance at the Killimer-Kilrush meeting was he best showing up until this point.

The Oaks ticket was collected by Moorstown Diane, a daughter of Kyle Leigh and Good Morning Mam. She got the better of Abbeyfeale runner up Jumeirah Glory in the final. Owned by the O’Flahertys, Moorstown Diane is handled by Cathal Magee. Her best outing prior to this was at Dundalk where she went down to eventual winner Rosskeen Rising in the third round.

Derby Trial Stake

Abunchoftools (Adios Alonso x Tanyard Kerry) beat Central Frontier (Tullamore x Central Heroine)

Oaks Trial Stake

Moorstown Diane (Kyle Leigh x Good Morning Mam) beat Jumeirah Glory (Adios Alonso x Blades of Glory)

Banner day for Wallace as he claims Ulster Cup

Wallace Banner showed the class that saw him reach the quarter-final of the Derby when he got the better of Alcar to claim the Ulster Cup at the Ballymena meeting. The Brendan Matthews charge has secured himself a place in the Irish Cup with his victory.

Newinn Rose continued the form that saw her win in Mooncoin and make a late season charge at the Champion Bitch Stake with victory over fellow contender Laurdella Dani. The Oaks quarter-finalist is a daughter of Razor Ashmore and Newinn All In and is owned by the No Comment Syndicate.

The Martin’s trained a double of Trial Stake winners at the meeting with Another Country claiming the Derby Trial Stake for John Martin. A son of Cross Country and Miss Candy Floss he was declared the winner after the withdrawal of Needham Eoin. He had shown some ability this season reaching the semi-final in Westmeath and again at Wexford. This was his sixth appearance of the year.

The Oaks Trial Stake went to his litter sister Derramore Chick who got the better of Malbay Lyric in the final. Owned by Conor McIntyre,  this lady was making her fifth outing of the year including semi-final appearances in Balbriggan and Wexford. Most recently she lost out to Gadget Queen in the Wexford semi-final.

Ulster Cup

Wallace Banner (Danaghers Best x Wallace Court) beat Alcar 

All Age Bitch Stake

Newinn Rose (Razor Ashmore x Newinn All In) beat Laurdella Dani

Derby Trial Stake

Another Country (Cross Country x Miss Candy Floss) beat Needham Eoin (Bexhill Eoin x Gadget Girl)

Oaks Trial Stake

Derramore Chick (Cross Country x Miss Candy Floss) beat Malbay Lyric (Mafi Magic x Loyal Lyric)

Blue keeps good run going for Ballymac kennel

It’s been a good month or so for Liam Dowling’s Ballymac Kennel on the field at least and Ballymac Blue added to that with her second cup of the season following up victory in  Cappoquin to claim victory here in Clonakilty. The daughter of Blueview Sam and Ashtown Amy got the better of Seaside Sophie who claimed the two points on offer to push her into the Champion Bitch Stake reckoning.

More to follow

All Age Bitch Stake

Ballymac Blue (Blueview Sam x Ashtown Amy) beat Seaside Sophie 

Derby Trial Stake

Ballinvosherig (Newinn Wonder x Hereforthecraic) beat Tribunal Script (Kyle James x Uptown Angel)

Oaks Trial Stake

Lemon Zara (Thomas The Tank x Lemon Bolt) beat Lindys Call (Newinn Wonder x Call Me Kerry)