Locals hoping for Leinster Oaks win
Published 08/09/2015 | 00:00
The gain Leinster Oaks final will take centre stage this Thursday and there is good local representation to try to keep the prize in Wexford.
The Oliver 'Hopper' McGrath (Castlebridge)-owned Willmount Jewell returned to her best form when getting out well to lead in her semi-final last week, and she battled on strongly to score her 14th race win in a good 29.09. The David Morris-trained Critical Casie finished well to get second two lengths adrift.
The other semi went to the midlands trainer Tommy Bolton who had the one-two when Cromwellian Kid got out well from her trap five draw to lead and comfortably held her kennel mate, the running on Coonoughkerrylas, in a fast 28.89.
The trap draw has worked out well for both local runners, Willmount and Critical, and they should make a bold bid to keep the €2,500 prize local.
The final line-up is as follows: trap one, Cromwellian Kid; trap two, Willmount Jewell; trap three, Kildallon Jessie; trap four, Coonoughkerrylas; trap five, Critical Casie; trap six, Tanners Eirke.
Some other very good performances were witnessed during the night, including from the John Doyle-owned Kitrea Rachel who was a very clear winner of race four and looks another good staying type for John.
The Brian Madigan-trained Dromana Scampi is on the upgrade and won well in race eight, while the last race also saw a cracking run from the Chris Ryan-owned Sunfire Cosmic who has really hit form in recent weeks and was an impressive winner of this hot A0/1 575.
August 31 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A8/A9 525: 1, Tinahely Pearl (owner, Edward Sheridan, Co. Wicklow), 30.15.
Race two, The Try A Trio N0 525: 1, Elite Mick (owner, Patrick Roban, Enniscorthy), 29.76.
Race three, Unrecorded Trials Wednesday and Friday A6 525: 1, Jills Jingaling (owners, Caroline Fielding and Margaret Crotty, Enniscorthy), 29.74.
Race four, The Massey Salvage A5/A6 600 semi-final: 1, Kingsmill Thrill (owner, Declan Doyle, Co. Wexford; trainer, John Kavanagh), 33.63.
Race five, The Massey Salvage A5/A6 600 semi-final: 1, Bruces Lee (owner, Tommy Woods, Enniscorthy), 33.60.
Race six, www.igb.ie A5 525: 1, Countrys Call (owner, Padge Kehoe, Clonroche), 29.61.
Race seven, The Track Bar A4 525: 1, Kereight Splat (owner, Aidan Denton, Enniscorthy), 29.42.
Race eight, September A2 550: 1, Leigh Oslo (owner, Philip Coleman, Co. Wexford), 30.77.
September 3 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy S3 350: 1, Rockside Kev (owner, Martin Monaghan, Enniscorthy; Archaton Pine-Kiltrea Kiera), 19.34.
Race two, Try A Trio A5 525: 1, Moonveen Scolari (owner, Irene Bolton-Lee, Gorey; Scolari Me Daddy-Break For Two), 29.36.
Race three, Intertrack Betting A4 525: 1, Kuda Jackdaw (owner, Peter Fitzgerald, Waterford; Archaton Pine-Kuda Flash), 29.55.
Race four, The Barking Buzz A4 575: 1, Kiltrea Rachel (owner, John Doyle, Kiltrea, Enniscorthy; Westmead Hawk-Kiltrea Ally), 31.47.
Race five, The Gain Leinster Oaks A2 525 semi-final: 1, Cromwellian Kid (owner, Lou Cross, Derbyshire, England; trainer, Tommy Bolton; Razldazl Jayfkay-Rockabilly Lou), 28.89.
Race six, The Gain Leinster Oaks A2 525 semi-final: 1, Willmount Jewell (owner, Oliver McGrath, Castlebridge; Forest Master-Vintage Kewell), 29.09.
Race seven, www.igb.ie A3 550: 1, Cashen Warrior (owner, Ian Tierney, Kilmore; Cashen Legend-Milldean Madam), 30.85.
Race eight, The Track Bar A3 525: 1, Dromana Scampi (owners, The Them and Us Syndicate, Enniscorthy; trainer, Brian Madigan, Enniscorthy; Droopys Cain-Dromana Linda), 29.11.
Race nine, A0/A1 575: 1, Sunfire Cosmic (owner, Christopher Ryan, Murrintown; Droopys Scolari-Fatboyz Diamond), 31.62.