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Returning to the scene of his Derby TS success 12 months ago, Lower The Blade (pictured) won this season’s renewal of the Paddy Murray Memorial Ulster Cup at Ballymena (Tubbercurry) today and thereby clinched the final place in the Top 8 for the Kevin Smith Champion Stakes. Joining him in the line-up will be Aghadown Wonder which added the All Age at Clonakilty to the 32 runner All Age he had already won at Regional back in November. Double joy of course for the Collins family as results today mean they will also be travelling to Clonmel on February 7th with Aghadown Berry for the Champion Bitch Stake.

A brilliant third success of the season at Clonakilty for Wiseguy Becky has propelled her into second place on the leaderboard for the Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch Stake. Just one place behind her is Off Piste which won a valuable 4 points by running up the Ulster Cup. Both of these bitches narrowly failed to qualify for the Oaks last season so connections will be delighted to have made amends. Just missing out on a Top 8 position but filling the first reserve position is today’s Sevenhouses All Age Cup winner Zooming. We will now be writing to connections of the Top 12 in both Champion Stakes and asking them to confirm availability by next Friday January 20th.

As expected Sean Doyle & Paula Minogue (Ennis) will be in control of the Sporting Press Fantasy Coursing leaderboard as we head to Clonmel. They occupy the first 12 positions followed by Sally Mounsey on 400 points and Marie Field on 385 points. Busy Man, Express Razor, Aghadown Wonder and Cloncunny Wonder will be the trump cards for Sean & Paula and Paula also has Lower The Blade in one selection. However with the likes of Kyle Honour, Derby Wonder, Sammy Be and Excelerate featuring in the selections of their nearest rivals and 380 points to be won, this could still be very interesting.

Leaderboards To 15/01/23

Kevin Smith Champion Stakes

Greyhound Points Prizemoney
1Dresden Dingo176,600
2Busy Man154,500
3Kyle Honour 154,150
4Express Razor134,000
5Derby Wonder 124,550
Jt 6 Aghadown Wonder124,000
Jt 6 Sammy Be124,000
8Lower The Blade122,990
9Rossmore Champ102,415
11Ballymac Tudor92,600
12Quivers Benny 92,550

Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch Stakes

Greyhound Points Prizemoney
2Wiseguy Becky123,200
3Off Piste10.52,450
4Fate Intervenes103,150
5Cloncunny Wonder103,120
7Aghadown Berry92,950
8Ocean Kerrie92,750
10Arena Rose8.53,000
11Ballymac Floral82,650
12Needham Vacation82,200

Sporting Press Fantasy Coursing Competition

Name Points
Jt 1 Sean Doyle, Ennis 455
Jt 1 Sean Doyle,Ennis 455
Jt 1 Sean Doyle,Ennis 455
Jt 1 Sean Doyle,Ennis 455
Jt 1Sean Doyle,Ennis 455