Following eliminations in the opening two rounds of the Irish Derby, runners are eligible to enter the Ger McKenna/Seamus Graham Memorial Plate competition running alongside the main event itself. We had 5 runners in there; Cabra Buck, Runaway Rover, Ardnacrusha Lady, Barnhill Turbo and Coran Sky.

Ardnacrusha Lady finished a gallant second in her heat and progresses. Barnhill Turbo found trouble at the first bend but stayed in contention and finished in 3rd spot to also move into the next round. Runaway Rover finished 4th in his heat but still progresses before Cabra Buck led from trap to line to take victory in his heat. Finally, Coran Sky, in arguably the most competitive heat of the night, broke slowly and could never get involved in the race.

The draw for the next round are detailed below. Fortunately, and against recent luck in trap draws, all 4 are in different heats.

Heat 1

Trap 1 – Highview Ranger
Trap 2 – Runaway Rover
Trap 3 – Lughill Edward
Trap 4 – Vimmerby
Trap 5 – Laughil Bolt
Trap 6 – Saint Anthony

Heat 2

Trap 1 – Focus On Carlow
Trap 2 – Twospoonsalice
Trap 3 – Droopys Daylewis
Trap 4 – Pennys Deanridge
Trap 5 – Fiery Splendour
Trap 6 – Cabra Buck

Heat 3

Trap 1 – Blenheim Cracker
Trap 2 – Meadowview Dove
Trap 3 – Farloe Quest
Trap 4 – Barnhill Turbo
Trap 5 – Blenheim Tricks
Trap 6 – Half A Cent

Heat 4

Trap 1 – Global Chariot
Trap 2 – Atitboy
Trap 3 – Paradise Silva
Trap 4 – Ardnacrusha Lady
Trap 5 – Nans Top Boy
Trap 6 – Jackal Frampton