There was a great day for Maxi Collins as he claimed both the Derby Trial Stake and All Age Cup success at Trim. Indeed the Derby Trial Stake winner Blueview Rio, a half brother of Derby runner-up Blueview Sam, is now the 10-1 outright favourite for the 2016 Derby.
In the Gilroy All Age Cup, Blueview Charlie the 2015 Champion Stakes winner started his season off in the best possible way getting the better of Loyal Lord to win the stake outright. Blueview Charlie, is a son of Blueview Sam and Moon Becky.
Blueview Rio, a son of Bexhill Eoin and Foxhill Rio, got the better of No Matter What in the Derby Trial Stake final. Owned by James ‘Maxi’ Collins, Rio was introduced into the Derby market at 10-1 by Bet Browne, having made a favourable impression at Trim over the course of Saturday and Sunday.
In the All Age Bitch Stake, the Jones brothers, Brian and Laurence had success as Ocean Hannalora took the honours holding off Derramore Star. The daughter of Kingsmill Dynamo and Ocean Tolula had won the Limerick City Trial Stake as a pup but only made one appearance last season at the Irish Cup meeting. She could be one to keep an eye on over the rest of the season.
There was also a good day for Brendan Farrelly as his bitch Dale Sansa, a daughter of Adios Alonso and Boomtown Hazel, came in as a reserve to win the Oaks Trial Stake. This was Dale’s second outing of the season having previously lost out in the final of the Westmeath United Oaks Trial Stake. She saw off Clonard Kate in the final this afternoon.
Gilroy All Age Cup
Blueview Charlie (Blueview Sam x Moon Becky) beat Loyal Lord (Bexhill Eoin x Loyal Leader)
Clarke Cup All Age Bitch Stake
Ocean Hannalora (Kingsmill Dynamo x Ocean Tolula) beat Derramore Star (Wallace Green x Miss Vanity)
Derby Trial Stake
Blueview Rio (Bexhill Eoin x Foxhill Rio) beat No Matter What (Razor Ashmore x Haveyouseenher)
Oaks Trial Stake
Dale Sansa (Adios Alonso x Boomtown Hazel) beat Clonard Katie (Blueview Sam x Ballymore Becks)