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Kilflynn All Age
Like a child waiting for Santa Clause, the coursing season cannot come quick enough for many. It is not long ago since Foot Solution powered to victory in the Irish Cup while many believe they saw 2 of the best classic winners for years in Coolavanny Bingo & Grace and Glamour. Every kennel throughout Ireland is hoping for similar success and many kick off in Kerry at the weekend. Reports of excellent trials and hares have ensured that we will be provided with a top class card. Before starting to go through the draw I would like to thank Dave Casey of Limerick Brakes for his sponsorship of our previews/upkeep of website during the season. Please like the Limerick Brakes page on Facebook and details of his business can be seen above.
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Chance of Wonder looked certain to win a TS after running up in Kilsheelan. All must not have been well after, as he was withdrawn in the second round in Borrisoleigh. If returning to form he will have an outside chance. Scattery Alonso ran up in Newcastlewest but didn’t show the same level of form in 3 outings after. Tellmemorelies was a talking pup after his TS win last year and his reputation was enhanced in Clonmel when beating the Derby favourite in the opening round. He ran very well in the second round but was narrowly beat by the Derby runner up after an extremely fast clock. The next course will be a cracker with Blades of Music meeting Missouri Rock. Blades has great form on the field after romping to victory in the Res Derby last year. He was then evens favourite after one round in Limerick City but disaster struck in the second when he picked up an injury when well clear. He reappeared in Milstreet but was beat by Irish Cup runner up Drive on Smokey in the final. Missouri Rock highlighted his credentials in the corn na feile last year and put in impressive runs in Clonmel after. He has lightening early and this could be important here. Proclaimer was a fast TS dog last year but didn’t seem to get over the line at the business end. He meets Crafty Boogalo, a dog with similar credentials. He ran up 2 TS’s and was a beaten semi-
See more lights collected a TS last year for connections and put up a good show in Clonmel. He has only 4 outings to his name so more improvement is possible. Octane Wonder was a talking dog last year after a run in Castleisland and was subsequently bought for big money. He reached the semi final in Rathkeale and delivered on his promise in Abbeyfeale beating Kyle Mozart in the final. A repeat of that buckle is on the cards here. All the music started off his all age career winning the 3 course duffer in Kilflynn and grew from strength to strength after. He was beat in 2 all age finals and reached the 4 th round of the Irish cup. He will have a big say. Somelittlestar won his TS in Knockgraffon and then collected the puppy event in Mooncoin on St Stephens day. He showed good pace in the Derby but will need to be on his toes early to beat the Music. Needham Ashmore had 5 outings last year and will need to step up his effort to have any chance. At all Times is the reigning champion for the Purtill family . He is trained by Tom O Connor and is a dog with a clear liking for the white collar. He has huge pace and a dog I wouldn’t not like to meet when having favouring conditions. Cuine Dale was well fancied after winning his TS in Nenagh. He didn’t show the same form in Abbeyfeale/ Powerstown or at the Irish cup meeting. Connections will be hoping for a return to form. Jet Stream was bought for big money after winning first time out in New Ross and will be one of the freshest all ages to compete this year with only the run in Clonmel his only other outing. He likes a good stretch so Kilflynn will be right up his street. He is ideally drawn in the bottom quarter and looks the banker here. Baleen Voyager is a bit of an unknown quantity and may give him most to do.
Overall spectators are treated to an excellent card. The opening quarter looks tricky with many fancying their chances. Kyle Mozart will be looking to finally get on the scoresheet and with his owners impressive record at this venue he gets my vote to squeeze through. Killeagh Sunny may meet him Sunday morning. The winner of the second round between Tellmemorelies and Blades of Music/Missouri Rock gets my vote in the second quarter while it will be hard to beat Octane Wonder in the opening 3 rounds in the third. Jet Stream will be highly fancied from the bottom. Kyle Mozart might get his revenge on Octane and gets my vote for outright success.