Despite the obvious disappointment of missing out in the final of the Con & Anne Kirby Memorial Trophy last week we are still hugely proud of how Rural Hawaii performed throughout the competition and in the final itself. Being runner up in the biggest puppy competition is a great achievement and he ran his heart out on the night which is all we can ask. Congratulations to all connected with Cable Bay who produced when it mattered most. We’re sure we’ll be doing battle again further down the line! We now move on and look to continue to build on our early year successes so far.
Hovex Prince won in impressive fashion last weekend at Shelbourne. Showing improved early pace he was soon in command of the race and moved well to score by eight and a half lengths in a very good 28.46. He now moves on to the final of the Barking Buzz(www.igb.ie/app) A1/A2 this weekend, where he will have every chance if reproducing this sort of run. Warrior Gwen produced a big run to take the Fundraising Nights in Shelbourne Park A1 Final. Breaking well, she had a dream run up the rails and took full advantage. Battling for the lead into the opening turn she took up the running out the second and never looked back. Staying on well she won by three lengths in 28.84.
Wednesday saw us (well, Nicky!!) head to England with 4 triallers ahead of the English Derby Campaign. All went reasonably well at a track many consider difficult to run first time. Gaytime Hawk and Coran Sky are future possibles for our team, as is Clares Wonder who is just returning from injury. However, Sidarian Vega won’t be making the journey following injury in a recent trial.