Late season renaissance sees Jasper into Kevin Smith Champion Stakes

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)



Sevenhouses- Day One Results

Seamus Hughes Memorial Cup

Mungos Ranger v Kingsmill Jasper
Loyal Lightning v Kingcormac Fairy
Tellmemorelies v Wazowski
Coshair Pallas v Tilly The Tank

Derby Trial Stake

Raise A Flag (Central City x Needham Time)
City Back (Adios Alonso x City Beauty)

Nearly Lost (Mafi Magic x Beautys Grace)
Redzer Rocky (Mafi Magic x Loyal Lyric)

Take Three (Adios Alonso x Ballinakill Mary)
Isle Of Destiny (Thomas The Tank x Vienna Calling)

Carricktobin Boy (Carricktobin Lad x Dungil)
Chooseyourweapon (Thomas The Tank x Needham Beauty)

Oaks Trial Stake

Money Queen (Adios Alonso x Marriage Wrecker)
Brownshill Babe (Newinn Wonder x Moat Michelle)

Mungos Sparrow (Lochbo Blake x Mungos Melody)
Woodlands Gold (Bexhill Eoin x Alone We Are)

Pumpkin Ashmore (Razor Ashmore x Pumpkin Aviva)
Whitehaired Mary (Thomas The Tank x Redhaired Mary)

Barna Wonder (Newinn Wonder x Drumcrow Amber)
Riversidebrindle (Adios Alonso x Ballinakill Mary)

Rocks of Bawn claims Seamus Hughes Memorial in Sevenhouses

Rocks of Bawn showed something of a renaissance in Sevenhouses as he claimed the Seamus Hughes Memorial Cup narrowly from Foot Solution. With the runner up needing a win to make the Champion Stakes he was denied by the son of Mafi Magic and Moat Elsa.

Elsewhere Pumpkin Kia proved a popular winner for Marie Thompson as she convincingly saw of the challenge of Moat Hannah. Kia, a daughter of Judicial Affair and Pumpkin Aviva, hadn’t shown much on three previous outings but came into her own on the longer stretch in Sevenhouses to post an impressive victory.

In the Reserve Derby Trial Stake there was joy for retiring judge Tom Lawler, as Mungos Ranger, a son of Kyle Ranger and Mungos Diamond got the better of Almighty Man in the final. Owned by Maurice and June Lawler, Ranger fills the final reserve spot at the National Meeting.

Seamus Hughes Memorial Cup

Rocks Of Bawn (Mafi Magic x Moat Elsa) beat Foot Solution (Mafi Magic x Class Attraction)

Oaks Trial Stake

Pumpkin Kia (Judicial Affair x Pumpkin Avivia) beat Moat Hannah (Adios Alonso x Moat Belle)

Reserve Derby Trial Stake

Mungos Ranger (Kyle Ranger x Mungos Diamond) beat Almighty Man (High And Mighty x Amyville Kate)

Sevenhouses- Day One Results

Seamus Hughes Memorial Cup

Kingcormac Fairy v Fingal Master
De Great White v Foot Solution
Whatdoyoufancy v Game Mikey
Rocks Of Bawn v Droopys Sugar

Oaks Trial Stake

Moat Hannah (Adios Alonso x Moat Belle)
Smart Jet (Kingsmill Dynamo x Smart Ali)

Time Goes By (Kingsmill Dynamo x Needham Time)
Coffee In Sunset (Kingsmill Dynamo x Coffee In Currow)

Why Tanyard Kim (Kingsmill Dynamo x Why Tanyard Ash)
Pumpkin Kia (Judicial Affair x Pumpkin Avivia)

Coshair Sunset (Adios Alonso x Coshair Laois)
Kitts Magic (Mafi Magic x Kittys Way)

Reserve Derby Trial Stake

Nimble Jingle (Jingles x Nearly There)
Almighty Man (High And Mighty x Amyville Kate)

Coshair Turf (Adios Alonso x Coshair Laois)
Killeagh Blake (Lochbo Blake x By Mistake)

Loyal Lightning (Kingsmill Dynamo x Loyal Lyric)
Ballymore Day (Blueview Sam x Ballymore Becks)

Key Dynamo (Kingsmill Dynamo x Key Partner)
Mungos Ranger (Kyle Ranger x Mungos Diamond)

Hotspot proves hot stuff in Sevenhouses

Hotspot put himself into Champion Stakes contention as he claimed the Seamus Hughes Memorial Cup in Sevenhouses this afternoon, seeing off Fleetwood Nova in the final. Having won the Champion Working Member Stake at Sevenhouses 12 months ago, Hotspot, a track bred son of Droopys Scolari and Carlsbush Jill, has had a fine year for owner Paul O’Dwyer. He claimed the Cup in Enniscorthy in November and his success today puts him onto 8 points and €3,000 prizemoney, in line for a Champion Stakes place.

In the Oaks Trial Stake there was success for Cracking Doll as she got the better of Mungos Quest. Cracking, owned by Maria and John Kennedy has improved as the season has gone on reaching a semi-final in Gorey and the final in Borrisoleigh before doing the business in Sevenhouses. The daughter of Janey MacAroo and Lakyle Vacume had plenty in hand on the ICC clocks and should suit Powerstown. Whether she has enough time to recover or not remains to be seen.

In the Reserve Derby Trial Stake, Positive Timing, the overnight favourite proved too good for the field to get one of the last places on the Clonmel card. Having impressed in Cashel and at Castletowngeoghegan, he lived up to that promise today. A son of Musical Time and Leigh Smokey he saw off Luath Ranger in the final for owner Liam McLaughlin

Seamus Hughes Memorial Cup

Hotspot (Droopys Scolari x Carlsbush Jill) beat Fleetwood Nova 

Oaks Trial Stake

Cracking Doll (Janey MacAroo x Lakyle Vacume) beat Mungos Quest (Mungos Classic x Dillrock Nina)

Reserve Derby Trial Stake

Positive Timing (Musical Time x Leigh Smokey) beat Luath Ranger (Central City x Great White)