Thursday will see this years renewal of the Boylesports Irish Derby. We have 13 high class entries in this years competition and we’ll be looking to bring home the trophy that Rural Hawaii won so magnificently last year.

We start in the opening heat on Thursday evening where Black Truffle goes from trap 4 looking to follow up last week’s win. Sonic, impressive winner on Saturday and looking back to his true form, lines up in Trap 6 in Heat 2. Next up we have a kennel double with Clona Kid lining up alongside Droopys Cabaye in Heat 3 before another double in Heat 5 where the Irish Laurels and Produce Stakes star, Clonbrien Hero lines up alongside Black Farren.

Antepost favourite, Clares Rocket starts his Derby campaign in Heat 7, where he’ll be looking to follow up his last outing where he was a very good winner in 29.30. Slippery Louise lines up in Heat 8, Hovex Mick takes his place in Heat 9 before Nitro Notorious completes a busy night for the kennels in Heat 10.

Saturday evening sees us with 5 runners on the evening. Impressive Guy starts us off in Heat 11. We have a double in Heat 13 where Sidarian Fern lines up alongside Kiss and Hug. Drive On Tipp will take his spot in Heat 14 before Kilmessan Gold completes our opening round in Heat 17.

All of the form for both nights of the opening round can be downloaded below.

As in any opening rounds of competitions, especially one with such high quality, the objective is to safely qualify for the next round. Good luck to connections of all runners!

August 17th 2017

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August 19th 2017

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