All Age Cup
The opening course of the cup sees last years TS winner pitted against recent duffer winner Inch hothead. A thrilling buckle looks in store with preference for Glenrock Gary whose early pace on this field could prove fruitful. Next up sees Cooga mafi against Wheres Cranny. Cooga mafi is another dog who is blessed with terrific pace and i feel his r up in Charleville may be enough to see him over the line against a dog who may well need the outing.
The next quarter should see recent Doon cup winner Ocean Sirocco meet Blazing music for a place in the semi final .I liked ocean sirrocco in Doon and may have enough in hand against Blazing music who has disappointed since his cup win this year.
Wood Dynamo was beat in the final in westmeath but has not ran as well since. He should win his opening round and may meet Windfarm Ben in the 1/4 final .Windfarm was well fancied last year here in the TS but got hard run in the opening round. I think Wood dynamo will progress for the semi final but will ned to be on his toes against learning curve in the opening round. The bottom quarter sees 4 bitches fancying their chances to reach the semi final. Fallen prey was beat in the final in Ennis, Cilliowen Elite was beat in the final in Killimer and i think that form may be enough to see her through to the semi final. Overall my last 4 are Glenrock gary, ocean Sirocco, wood dynamo and cillowen elite with overall success going to Glenrock gary who is owned by Gareth hartigan and reportedly trained by Ciaran Connolly.
DERBY TRIAL STAKE
One outing. Beaten finalist early in season in regional. Suffered an injury that weekend and only making his reappearance now. Litter brother Cooga Jonjo has won a Trial stake in Limerick City.
Semi Finalist in Freshford. Beaten by an impressive winner in That's My Man. However his clocks hadn't been hectic up to that point. Will find the going hard if he progresses to meet Cooga in round two.
Extremely well bred dog. Youngish pup who was beaten by Cooga Jonjo in the final in Limerick City. Will have improved from that outing. And should good close in this trial stake if improving just another small bit.
Another well bred dog. A beaten semi finalist in a hot trial stake in Listowel. Beaten in round 3 in Lixnaw but if reproducing his Listowel form he is another who could go close here. Litter sister Leigh Snowie collected an Oaks Trial Stake early in the season in Charleville. Coming from the kennels of top track trainer Chris Houlihan. He won't be far away here.