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Horse & Jockey Hotel Coursing Oaks
Meet the contenders for the Horse & Jockey Hotel Coursing Oaks.
Amys Angel (Thomas The Tank-Amys View) Jan, Kilflynn, 25/1
First lady to secure her ticket for the National Meeting. Ran out an impressive winner of this 64 bitch trial stake, beat a subsequent winner Nickies Betty (Abbeydorney) in the second round. No doubt this will prove to be decent trial stake, showed plenty of boot throughout the field. Very hard on her game. Beaten semi-finalist Duarigle Debbie since come out an won in Lixnaw. Good line of form
Thats My Story (Central City-Mollys Leader) Feb, Liscannor, 25/1
Looks to have early pace in abundance. Form took a bit of a boost as the runner up here Gripwell Nancy has since come out and ran up in Ballinagar (unlucky loser). Great start for her sire Central City, owned and trained by Damien McLaughlin. Looked to be clocking very well through-out. Looked to get stronger with every run.
Lone Ramble (Mafi Magic-Ramble Pumpkin) Jan, Tradaree, 33/1
Winner of this 16 bitch trial stake run in Liscannor field. Dam is a full sister to Thomas The Tank and Newinn Wonder. Didn’t set the place on fire in her early courses but looked to get stronger with every course. Runner-up here Pumpkin Ashmore has since come out and up in the Regional, keep an eye on her for the rest of the year. Ramble is trained by Willie Keane, her breed suggests she will really thrive in Powerstown Park.
Pumpkin Abbie (Razor Ashmore-Pumpkin Aviva) Jan, Glin, 10/1
Early Oaks favourite. A most impressive winner of her trial in Glin for the Thompson family. Was introduced into the Oaks market at 16/1 but now is as low as 10/1. She is a big early loser in the Oaks book.
Was quietly fancied for this trial stake before the off and was never in doubt. No doubt this trial stake will throw up a few winners. Form has been boosted since as runner-up Skellig Shine really impressed winning in Miltown Malbay.
Ougham Honey (Kilkeale Hero-Ougham Ellen) May, Ennis-Clarecastle, 33/1
Owned, bred and trained by Luke Kilcoyne. Had a bye in the final here as Allowdale Aine was withdrawn injured. First trial stake for both Kilkeale Hero and Ougham Ellen. Have no doubt we will see this lady out again. Should improve with age
Shournagh Line (Thomas The Tank-Dale Rosin) Feb, Westmeath, 33/1
By a Derby winner out of an Oaks winner, so bred to run in Clonmel. This was a 16 bitch trial stake, Shournagh was an outsider heading into the final. The final itself was a close call, she just pulled it out where it mattered. A second qualifier for Thomas The Tank.
Our Miztique (Adios Alonso-Blades Of Glory) Jan, Regional, 20/1
Owned and trained by Mrs Ailish Dilger who is assisted by her husband Mark. One of the best bred ladies in the country who was well supported before the off of this stake.
Runner up here Pumpkin Ashmore had form coming into this stake so the form here is solid. Beat subsequent winner Nickies Betty (Abbeydorney) in round one here. Appeared in the All Age Bitch stake in Newcastlewest. Won two rounds (Clocked well in her second round) then was withdrawn. Gave her form a right boost.
Blazing Queen (Adios Alonso-Blazing Excel) Feb, R/U Cashel, 33/1
Her only outing of the season was in Cashel. Beat Westport trial stake winner in the semi-final here so her form is solid. Held her clock throughout, trained by Darren Lee.
Delightful Lola (Adios Alonso-Pretty Lola) Jan, Fermoy, 25/1
Won first time out for the Flynn family. Came through this trial stake under the radar a bit, overturned the long-time favourite Ballyverry Maisy in the final. A longer field can really suit this lady. Was due to run in the All Age Bitch Stake in Rathgormac but was withdrawn before coursing. Won a round of bitch stake in Newcastlewest, beat by Laurdella Dani in the second round (beat 3 or 4 lengths). Trained by Con Guiney
Gonetoknock (Killimor Matey-Blue Magician) March, Loughrea, 50/1
First Oaks qualifier for Killimor Matey. Had two bye courses in this trial stake (in the ¼ final and declared winner in the final). Was an outsider through-out but kept improving. This is the Dam Blue Magician’s first litter. Beat in first round of Corn Na Feile and also first round of All Age Bitch Gorey.
Nickies Betty (Mafi Magic-Bridewell Rose) Jan, Abbeydorney, 20/1
Third time out winner. Was beat in round two in Kilflynn by the winner Amys Angel and round one in the Regional also by the winner Our Miztique.
This was a 64 bitch trial stake, the first two outings look to have her spot on. Her first round opponent here Shanavulin Amy has since ran up the reserve trial stake in Castleisland. Won the first round of the Corn Na Feile and was withdrawn, beat Carrowkeal Molly.
Yodik (Adios Alonso-Garrys Secret) April, Crohane, 33/1
Winner second time out for Patrick Dempsey. Beat in round 2 in Tradaree before collecting here. Didn’t have to run a final as her opponent was withdrawn due to injury. Breeding suggests she will like the rising ground.
Carrokeale Molly (Thomas The Tank-Lochbo Zola) Jan, Mallow, 33/1
Winner on her second outing for Kathleen and Jackie Murphy. Went out in round one on debut in Glin but the run must have brought her on. A second qualifier from the litter (brother won in Charleville). More improvement need. Beat in first round of the Corn Na Feile by Nickies Betty.
Wilderness Queen (Thomas The Tank-Snowys Babe) April, Thurles, 25/1
Winner first time of asking for the Drohan family from Clonmel. Looked the likely winner from the opening round and kept improving, was 4/7 at the semi-final stage. Showed lightening early in most of her courses, this is Thomas The Tanks 4th bitch qualifier.
Knockout Glory (Adios Alonso-Knockout Kate) May, Charleville, 20/1
Beaten in round one on her debut in Abbeydorney, made no mistake next time out in Charleville! Penny looked to drop with her here, stood out from the opening round. Looked to really take off in her quarter final. Only a May whelp, more improvement is expected.
Skellig Shine (Adios Alonso-Camarillo Blonde) March, Miltown Malbay, 20/1
Beaten in the final first time out in Glin by the classy Pumpkin Abbie. Made no mistake next time out in Miltown Malbay for Timmy and Rose O’Driscoll, flew from round one.
Looked to really enjoy the rising ground up west. Bred to relish Powerstown Park, dam Camarillo Blonde was well fancied for the Oaks in 2013. This is her first litter. Goleen Return has since came out and won in Limerick City, Skellig beat her in round two.
Billstown Babe (Kyle James-Billistown Lady) Feb, Ballingar, 33/1
Beat in the second round in Westmeath first time out by Personal Gains (was hot favourite in the final but was turned over). Was outsider most of the way through the trial stake, just seemed to keep improving throughout. Further improvement is needed.
Goleen Return (Newinn Wonder-Aristo Dawn) March, Limerick City, 25/1
Third time out winner, beat in the third round on debut in Cashel. Next up she arrived in Miltown Malbay where she was beat by eventual winner Skellig Shine in round two. Clocked fastest throughout this trial stake in Limerick City, the further she went the more she improved. Dam Aristo Dawns first litter.
Finn Dancer (Newinn Wonder-Corupt Committee) May, Trim , 25/1
Winner first time out for Desmond Tighe, went favourite after the second round and never looked in danger. Being a May puppy you would expect natural improvement, this is her dam’s first litter. Hard to know how she will handle the extra distance in Clonmel, will keep an eye out to see if she comes out again.
Jamaica Judy (Kyle James-Jamaica Jane) April, New Ross, 14/1
A third qualifier for MJOD. First time out win for this daughter of Jamaica Jane. Ran out an ultra-impressive winner, only had to run four rounds as her final opponent Float Alone was withdrawn injured. Her dam line has a great record in Clonmel, expect a bold show from this lady on the big stage. Appeared in the Corn Na Feile where she won two rounds (beating Gonetoknock and Pilgrim Victoria) but was withdrawn out of the semi-final.
Offshore View (March Is On-Joint Account) April, Galway & Oranmore, 16/1
Glin Oaks winner in this field back in October when owner trained. Has since switched to the kennels of Kevin Barry. Was well punted on to win this trial stake and duly obliged. Really relished the second half of this tough field. This could turn out to be a decent trial stake. Any further improvement from this lady would put her bang in the mix.
Tea Time Gem (Central City-Freffans pearl) Jan, Carlow, 40/1
Winner first time out here in Carlow. Crept under the radar for the opening few rounds, just seemed to keep improving. Was the outsider going into the final but over turned the jolly Sunfire Sorcha. Will have to improve big time to get involved.
Dicks Bimbo (Kyle James-Barrack Bimbo) Jan, Listowel, 12/1
Debut winner first time out for Liam Tobin and Owen Mckenna. Went off well supported jolly before coursing commenced. Gave her supporters a few moments worry in her first two rounds when she went unsighted.
Won independently the second day however. Still looks a bit green, now that she has a bit of education she will have a major say in this Oaks. Following Lights comes out and wins in Borris-In-Ossary (beat in first round in Listowel by Bimbo)
Mixed Marriage (Thomas The Tank-Awesome Belle) Jan, Nenagh, 25/1
Went to the third round on debut in Miltown Malbay. The run looked to really bring on this lady, was going as well as anything in Nenagh. Was favourite heading into the final and won as she liked.
Her final opponent here Fortanne Black was beat on her previous outing in the semi-final in Mitchelstown. Marriage had an outing after this in Mooncoin where she reached the final of the Champion Puppy Stake beating Marshals Lily and Count Ellen along the way. Lost out in the final by about two lengths to Wheres Mr Wilks.
Roes Bank (Newinn Wonder-Roes Hill) May, Dungannon, 25/1
Owned and bred by George and Gary O’Hagon, winner first time out. Not much form in this trial stake thus far. Being only a May puppy you would think there is natural improvement. Her clocks were impressive and held them through out! Second qualifier from the litter
Try Colour (Thomas The Tank-Adios Belle) March, Cavan, 33/1
First time out winner trained by Davy Graham. Word was out that this lady looked good even before she turned up in Cavan. Breeding to die for (dam litter sister to Smart Ali and Collect Me Now). Looked a small bit green In the early rounds but improved dramatically throughout. Form boosted Illwaitforyou (beaten semi-finalist here) comes out and wins in Old Kilcullen next time out.
Classic Lady (Mafi Magic-Hollyoak Scotch) April, Kilsheelen, 33/1
Debut winner, owned by Trevor Power and trained by his uncle and ex Waterford goal keeper Jimmy Power. Very hard lady on her game and seemed to run on strong. Beat Pumpkin Ashmore in the final, this was her third final to get beat in (Tradaree and Regional the other two). Touch of Class beaten quarter finalist (by Classic Lady) comes out and wins in Glanworth.
Laughing Candle (Killimor Matey-Candles Dripping) March, R/U Ardpatrick, 33/1
Gets in as a result of the winner here Room To Roam getting injured. Appeared out in the Kingdom Cup in Tralee after getting notified she was qualified for the Oaks. Won her first round and was then taken home.
Pilgrim Victoria (Thomas The Tank-Cushie Victoria) June, Ballyduff, 33/1
First time out winner of this 48 Oaks Trial Stake. Very young so has to improve! Came through the trial stake under the radar a bit, was just favourite heading into the final. Ran extremely well in the decider itself, holding her clock in her 6th run up this testing field. Disappointed next time out in the Corn Na Feile.
Moneyinthebank (Mafi Magic-Katiemor) Jan, Knockgraffon, 33/1
Winner second time of asking for John Kiely, made her debut in Miltown Malbay reaching the second round. Loved this long field in Knockgraffon, beat Amazing Princess in the final (runner up got a hard run in the semi-final). Will have to improve further to be counted.
Brindle Sparkey (Newinn Wonder-Munie Venture) May, Balbriggan, 33/1
Another lady to win on her second attempt. Reached the third round at Trim on debut, clocked the fastest through-out in Balbriggan. Flew in her bye course in the third round, she went hot favourite at the semi-final stage. A 4th qualifier for Newinn Wonder in the Oaks.
Chanceme Sarah (Thomas The Tank-Ashwood Sarah) April, Enniscorty, 25/1
This bitch is bred for both speed and stamina. Was beat in the first course on debut in New Ross. Looked the stand out runner in this Oaks trial stake, got the better of Skellig Honey in the final (also semi-finalist in Regional). Thomas The Tanks 8th qualifier in this seasons Oaks!
Well Friend (March Is On-Joint Account) April, Killimer/Kilrush, 20/1
Was withdrawn out of the second round of a duffer in Nenagh on Debut. This lady is part owned by popular journalist Paul Cooney! This looked to be a competitive TS in Killimer, she had to pull out all the stops in the early rounds. Was hot favourite heading into the final and won easily. Held in high regard by connections.
Russmur Event (Mafi Magic-Specific Event) May, Rathkeale, 25/1
Reached the second round on debut in Ennis/Clarecastle, next time out she got to the semi-final in Mallow (beat by the runner up). Comfortable winner in Rathkeale, beat the well fancied Following Lights in the semi-final. Her clocks looked to be well behind Blades Of Fire but then again he is 8/1 Derby favourite!
Duarigle Debbie (Adios Alonso-Duarigle Magic) April, Lixnaw, 25/1
Winner third time out for the Guiney family. Reached the semi-final on debut in Kilflynn (Beat by the eventual winner Amys Angel). Next time out she reached the final in Limerick City losing out to Goleen Return. Upped her game big style in Lixnaw, looked the one from the first round in this 48 bitch trial stake. Impressive winner.
Mother Of Pearl (Adios Alonso-Intense Focus) March, Doon, 25/1
Withdrawn out of the quarter final in Abbeydorney when looked to be going as well as anything. Made this trial stake in Doon her own. Was a short priced favourite from the outset and won comfortably! A second Oaks qualifier from this litter, trained by MJOD.
Trillainminella (Thomas The Tank-Killacolla Spice) April, Johnstown & Urlingford, 7/1
Ultra-impressive debut winner for Shane Culhane and trainer Owen McKenna. Flew from the outset opening big gaps throughout. Looks to have it everywhere on the field. Beat Woodland Gold (semi-final Mallow) in the semi-final and Sunfire Sorcha in the final (already runner-up in Carlow). Clocked well with all age dogs.
Society (Adios Alonso-Trioanas Joy) Feb, East Donegal, 40/1
Winner third time out, beat first time out by the runner up in Thurles in round one and also lost out in round one in Dungannon. Looked to have improved to win this 16 bitch trial stake. Beat Do It Chubbys in the semi-final here (beaten finalist in Cavan). More improvement is necessary.
Illwaitforyou (Razor Ashmore-Collect Me Now) Feb, Old Kilcullen, 33/1
Winner second time out for the Mcmanus team and Gerry Holian. Beat by the winner Try Colour in the semi-final in Cavan first time out. Kept improving here in Old Kilcullen, showing a nice bit of early. Hard to know how she will handle Powerstown Park after winning in this field.
Touch Of Class (Adios Alonso-Horgie Baby) April, Glanworth, 20/1
Winner third time out for the Nomads Synd. Beaten in round two in Miltown Malbay on debut by the runner up (Atlantic Gold). Next time out she went to Kilsheelen where she reached the third round losing out to eventual winner Classic Lady. Glanworth was next on the agenda, ran well from the outset beating the well fancied Allowdale Aine in the final.
Bexhill Anna (Bexhill Eoin-Gadget Girl) June, Newcastlewest, 12/1
First time out for the Bexhill team of Barrett, Sheehan and Matthews. Only whelped the 30th of June so improvement should come naturally. Full sister to Needham Work and Simple from a repeat mating to Bexhill Eoin. Form from this field usually stands up, this lady showed pace in every part of the field.
Tree Top Kerry (Adios Alonso-Tanyard Kerry) April, Westport, 20/1
Winner third time out for Kevin Barry. Beat in the semi-final first time out in Cashel by Blazing Queen. Next up it was the Galway & Oranmore run in the Glin field, again she was beat in the semi-final this time by the runner-up Bluebird Wakey. Made no mistake next time out in Westport, was installed at 6/4 before the off here and duly obliged. Ran out a comfortable winner In the end.
Downton Crazy (Adios Alonso-Camarillo Blonde) March, Dungarvan, 33/1
Picked up a reserve trial stake first time out in Ballyheigue back in October. Next time out she went short priced favourite at the quarter final stage in Ballyduff but was beat by the runner-up Red Mirage. Collected her ticket next time in Cappaquinn, was outsider in the final but just got the verdict over Lemon Zara. Trained by Dennis Drisscoll.
Convent Hill (Blueview Sam-Eshwary Laura) June, North Kilkenny, 40/1
Fourth time out winner for trainer/breeder Gary Anderson. After being beat in the opening round of her first two outings, she raised her first flag in Cavan. Next up came North Kilkenny, she did sneak under the radar for the early rounds but got stronger as the competition went on. A bye in the semi-final did help things, she never looked like getting beat in the final.
Count Belle (Thomas The Tank-Adios Belle) March, Cappoquinn, 25/1
A second Oaks qualifier for this litter (Try Colour winner in Cavan). Trained by the inform Paudie Lyons. Winner on her fourth attempt. Beat in round one in Ennis first time out. Got to the quarter final in Galway and Oranmore (beat by Tree Top Kerry who since has won in Wesport).
Killimer Kilrush was next on the agenda where she got to the semi-final losing out to the runner-up Breezeawaykylie. Looked the one from the start in Cappoquinn, went favourite after her first course. Beat the highly thought of Iberostar in the final.
Following Lights (Thomas The Tank-Honeycomb View) April, Borris-In-Ossary, 33/1
Winner fourth time out for trainer Decky Byrne. Was withdrawn out of the semi-final in Cashel first time out, then beat by the highly thought of Dicks Bimbo in the first round in Listowel. Next it was on to Rathkeale, she reached the semi-final but was beat by the winner Russmur Event. Lights finally got over the line then in Borris In Ossory, her best run in this 16 bitch trial stake came in the semi-final where she beat Red Mirage.
Coolree Leader (Eshwary Leader-Coolree Keeper) April, Borrisoleigh, 50/1
Winner fourth time out for Eugene Glennon. Reached the semi-final on debut in Loughrea (beat by the runner-up). She was then beat in the third round in her next two outings in Nenagh and Newcastlewest. Was always up there with the best of them in Borrisoleigh through-out the Stake. A second trial stake winner for Eshwary Leader.
Oilean Cailin (Kyle Leigh-Oilean Smile) June, R/U Co Kerry, 33/1
Got the call up after Amys Jackpot was declared a non-runner. Was beaten in two finals this year, here in Tralee and also the Reserve Trial Stake in Rathcormac (by Why Tanyard Lass who also collected a full ticket in Galbally). Was due to run in Clonakilty but the phone call came just in time.
Ruby Rush (Thomas The Tank-Moat Lady) Jan, Cork, 40/1
Collect fifth time out in Blarney! Best attempt before winning came in Castleisland where she reached the quarter final of a reserve trial stake. Ruby beat Ballyverry Maisy in the semi-final in Cork (Maisy beat in the final in Fermoy and semi-final in Glanworth). Will need to improve.
Go On Mavis (Mafi Magic-Broadwell Blonde) February R/U Dundalk, 50/1
Had five outings this year. Got the call up after Rosskeen Rising was unfortunately withdrawn. This lady is going to have to improve out of all proportions to get involved. Apart from reaching the final in Dundalk, her best run was reaching the third round in Charleville. In her last run she was beaten in the first round in Templetuohy.
Miss Mcgill (Thomas The Tank-Simtam) Feb, Mooncoin, 33/1
Beat in the final in Thurles second time out by Wilderness Queen. Won the reserve trial stake in Bandon on her fourth outing then it was on to Mooncoin where she collected her full ticket. Beat Sunfire Sorcha in the final (Sorcha beat in three finals). This lady is as tough as old boots.
Handsoffshesmine (Thomas The Tank-Stop That Ger) May, Sourt Clare, 20/1
Beat in the second round in Miltown Malbay on debut before waltzing through the trial stake in South Clare. Was well supported before the off and won with ease. Only a May puppy so should improve, one to keep note of.
Gadget Queen (Bexhill Eoin-Gadget Girl) June, Wexford, 20/1
Looked to run well on her second outing in Old Kilcullen, got a bit of work in the second round and was beat in the quarter final after. Collected next time out in Wexford for the Matthews team, a second lady qualifier from the litter. Being a June whelp you would expect improvement.
Iberostar (Adios Alonso-Duarigle Magic) April, Abbeyfeale, 25/1
This lady had three outings. Beat in the final in Mallow and Cappoquin on her first two shows. Then ran gutsy to win in Abbeyfeale, overturning the red hot 2/7 favourite Jumeirah Glory in the final. Iberostar was always highly thought of by connections, an impressive third qualifier from this litter.
Gripwell Nancy (Thomas The Tank-Lizs Touch) March, East Donegal, 25/1
Deserving winner of this trial stake after three decent outings. Beat in the final In Liscannor and Ballinagar on her first two outings, then lost out in the semi-final in Johnstown (beat by runner-up Sunfire Sorcha). Made the long journey worthwhile for the Grannell family, runs on strong on the top of the field. 16th Oaks Trial Stake for Thomas The Tank.
Why Tanyard Lass (Thomas The Tank-Why Tanyardpenny) Jan, Galbally, 25/1
Reserve Trial Stake winner in Rathcormac on her second last outing. Getting drawn number 7 however provoked her owners to have another go at a full Trial Stake. Went 6/4 favourite on the second morning of Galbally she won as a favourite should. Looked to really motor when meeting the rising ground at the top of the field in Galbally.
Big One (Mafi Magic-Big Maggie) Feb, Millstreet, 25/1
Had three outings, won the reserve trial stake first time out in Castleisland. Next time out she reached the semi-final in Newcastlewest (beat by the winner Bexhill Anna). On her third attempt she hit the back of the net in Millstreet! Was favourite from the word go and was 4/7 going into the semi-finals. Won easily.
Cracking Prim (Adios Alonso-Marriage Wrecker) March, Kilcreevin/Ballymote, 25/1
Owned by master John Kennedy and trained by Pat Guilfoyle. Won fourth time out in Kilcreevin/Ballymote (was withdrawn out of the second round in Borrisoleigh). Reached the semi-final in Crohane first time out (Eager Beaver was then withdrawn out of the final). Next time out she was beat in the second round in Enniscorthy.
Was quietly fancied for her win in Kilcreevin, a few shrewd judges were on her at 4/1 and 5/1. Was always clocking as well as anything throughout, improved on the second day which is always a plus!
Dresden Log On (Thomas The Tank-Call Her Dresden) January, Templetouhy, 33/1
Was withdrawn out of the quarter-final on her debut appearance in Abbeydorney, returned to action next time out in Lixnaw where she reached the semi-final (beaten by winner Duarigle Debbie). Had two quick outings in Tralee and Abbeyfeale over the Christmas period with no luck.
Finally struck gold in Templetouhy, really looked to run on strong at the top of this tough field. A second qualifier from this litter.
Derramore Chick (Cross Country-Miss Candy Floss) March, Ballymena, 20/1
Had five outings altogether, her best two outings before winning were in Balbriggan and Wexford (reached the semi-final on both occasions). Won a very competitive trial stake in Ballymena, her best run came in the semi-final where she beat the highly thought of Pebbles Be Nice.
Comfortable winner in the final after. Owned by young Conor McIntyre. Was an extremely popular winner on the day.
Moorstown Diane (Kyle Leigh-Good Morning Mam) May, Tubbercurry, 20/1
Started off her season in the inter-club stake in Mitchelstown where she reached the semi-final. Her next appearance was in East Donegal and then on to Dundalk (reached the third round, beat by the winner Rosskeen Rising).
Had her day in the sun in Tubbercurry and held her clock throughout the stake. Although she was outsider in the final she won with ease. Beaten finalist Jumeirah Glory looked very tired after her five runs in Abbeyfeale the week before.
Lemon Zara (Thomas The Tank-Lemon Bolt) April, Clonakilty 20/1
Zara will have the biggest following going to Clonmel with the Nifty-fifty-syndicate. Winner of the working members in Clonmel and Kilsheelen first time out. Then was beaten in the final of the trial stake in Dungarvan by Downton Crazy.
She then made the journey to Clonakilty in West Cork for the biggest weekend of her career to date. Started off favourite on Saturday morning and ran impressive through-out. Going into the final she was slight outsider but won with two lengths to spare over Lindys Call (also beaten finalist in Listowel).
Float Alone (Thomas The Tank-Lady Twinkletoes) May, Macroom, 25/1
Withdrawn out of the final in New Ross on debut (Jamaica Judy declared winner). Dissapointed next time out in Mooncoin getting beat in the first round. A different bitch turned up in Macroom however and she won every course independently. Being a full sister to Timber House she should love Powerstown Park.
Barna Wonder (Newinn Wonder-Drumcrow Amber) February, Sevenhouses, 33/1
Had a fair few outings before finally collecting, reached the semi-final on debut in Liscannor (beat by runner up Gripwell Nancy). Two first round defeats followed this in Fermoy and Galway/Oranmore. Was beaten in the second round in Knockgraffon (by the winner Moneyinthebank). Defeats followed this in Old Kilcullen and Mooncoin, but she save the best for last in Sevenhouses.
Recovered well after a few extra turns in the quarter final to go on and win, she looked to like the long stretch. Trained by David Flanagan.
*Prices correct at time of publication.