Treaty Cup Limerick City
Limerick city CC are all set for their annual event which takes place this Saturday. Trials went well with great reports of their hares while the field is in super order. The treaty cup is the main event with a strong line-
The bottom half sees some very interesting runners. Isle of dreams won a puppy stake in Tipperary last year but has not hit the same heights this year. Silent rocky won a local duffer stake last year while also reaching the 4 th round in abbeyfeale. Rocking master was beat at the semi final in Ballyheigue picking up 2 champion stake points. He was beat by duarigle mystic there but I think he will win his 1 st round here. The next buckle sees the highly touted black and white against Cooga Darlan. Black and white was the hot favourite to win his TS last year in Borris n Ossory but got a bad injury in the semi final and didn’t run again. His clocks were 20 spots faster than anything in that stake and if back to his best he will give Cooga Darlan a right scare if not beat him. Cooga Darlan is consistent performer for connections running up 3 stakes. Valeview flyer beat him in the TS final in Galbally last year in a terrific buckle while Skellig sunlight beat him in Cashel. Cooga Darlan beat Ashwood James in the 2 nd round (withdrawn from final in Waterford this week) showing the form of the stake while Coshair Slane won the cup in Thurles. It was one of the best cups this year so Cooga Darlan’s outing might stand him here and go forward. The last course sees the return of Irish cup runner up from 2 years ago Intact bamba v learning curve. Now a 3 rd season dog he is exceptionally fast and should progress to meet Cooga Darlan or Black and white.
Overall it is a hard stake to call. Kingdom call looks the dog with duarigle at the top of the card while intacta banba, cooga Darlan and black and white will have a big say in the bottom. Best of luck to all runners.