The kennel will be clocking up some serious mileage over the next couple days as we send runners all over, taking in trips to Limerick, Cork, Towcster and Clonmel.
We have a team of 3 heading to Towcester to contest the 1st Star Sports English Derby Trial Stakes on Saturday evening. Drive On Tipp, Garryvoe Bobby and Kiss and Hug all taste their first competitive action ahead of potential Derby campaigns. Sonic will also be travelling, he’ll be having a 500m trial before racing.
The ladies head to Limerick to contest the quickPARK.ie Limerick Oaks Final. Ardrahan Zindi has shown a warm liking for the venue and is unbeaten in the previous two rounds, she looks to continue her excellent form. Sisters, Slipper Louise and Slippery Thelma are there on merit and cannot be ruled out, they are both very fast bitches capable of mixing it with the best on their day.
Over at Cork we have two runners in the The Riverside Oscar Open 525 Quarter Finals. Riverside Chip and Clona Kid are drawn together and will both need to be quickly into stride to be competitive in what has turned out to be a good quality stake.
Sunday will see us have a relatively quieter evening as we take the short trip to Clonmel, we have two in the B.I.F. National Produce Stakes. Clonbrien Hero, impressive in the opening round when recording the fastest time of the heats, will look to steer a clear passage to secure qualification. It’s a similar scenerio for, Lughill Robbie, he ran a good race last week and with a clear run we’re hopeful of qualification. Sidarian Dino will also be on the card as he contests an A2/A3 550 contest.
Finally on to Tuesday and we’ll be heading back to the UK to take in more 1st Star Sports English Derby Trial Stakes. Impressive Guy and Clares Rocket will have their introduction to UK racing when they line up in more top quality affairs ahead of potential Derby campaigns. All eyes will be on Clares Rocket as the current English Derby Favourite is having his first taste of competitive action since the Night of Stars in November.
Don’t forget, all the English Derby Trial Stakes can be stream live by visiting www.towcester.tv or checking our Facebook and Twitter pages shortly after the races!