Kingsmill Jasper continued his late season surge and claimed a place in the Kevin Smith Champion Stakes with victory in Sevenhouses this afternoon. The son of Johnny Casanova and Kingsmill Chanel had a disappointing start to his season with just a final appearance in Crohane, to show for his first 6 starts. But after a break for most of December he showed some of his old form winning in Millstreet and followed that up in Sevenhouses seeing off Tellmemorelies in the final. He moves into 7th place in the Champion Stakes standings.
The Derby Trial Stake produced a high quality field with 6 Trial Stake runners up reaching the final day. Take Three, the runner up in Regional at the beginning of the season saw off Redzer Rocky in the final. Rocky had previously run up the Tradaree Trial Stake. A son of Adios Alonso and Ballinakill Mary, he claims the last place in the Derby. He’s owned by the Crack The Wall Syndicate.
The Oaks Trial Stake saw Barna Wonder get the better of Woodlands Gold. The daughter of Newinn Wonder and Drumcrow Amber is owned by Eamon and Edward Kelly. Barna was making her seventh appearance of the season, a semi-final appearance at Liscannor on the opening weekend her best previous outing.
Seamus Hughes Memorial Cup
Kingsmill Jasper (Johnny Casanova x Kingsmill Chanel) beat Tellmemorelies
Derby Trial Stake
Take Three (Adios Alonso x Ballinakill Mary) beat Redzer Rocky (Mafi Magic x Loyal Lyric)
Oaks Trial Stake
Barna Wonder (Newinn Wonder x Drumcrow Amber) beat Woodlands Gold (Bexhill Eoin x Alone We Are)