Why You Monty takes the honours in style

WHY YOU MONTY, winner of the Local Stake at Rathcormac last season, was a decisive winner of the Ballyarthur Stake, the All-Aged event, at a well run Fermoy & Grange coursing meeting yesterday.

A winner of his earlier rounds in good style, he proved much to good for Rusheen Hannah in the final.

Chubbys Bear took the Derby Trial Stake and could be one to note at Clonmel.

Impressive in all his courses, the Gerry Griffin trained puppy stood out from the start and in the decider came from behind to get the better of Cian’s Magic by three lengths. This winner was doing his best work at the top of the field and will appreciate the long haul in Powerstown.

Flanbarr took the Oaks Trial Stake when leading all the way for a five lengths success over Derry Chetwynd Tender in the decider.

The most impressive winner of the meeting was Inniskenny Dair in the Inter-Club Stakes. Unlucky in an all aged event at Charleville, he was led early on by Cuban Girl, but came storming through to take the turn.

Judge. P. Horan. Slipper. J. Doyle.

Ballyarthur Stakes (16 All-Aged). Quarter-Finals. Gimme A Break 3l bt Dry Fag Joey; Why You Monty 6l bt Four Kings; Quarrymount Cleo 2l bt Muileann Euro; Rusheen Hannah, bye.

Semi-Finals. Why You Monty 3l bt Gimme A Break; Rusheen Hannah bt Quarrymount Cleo (loser unsighted).

Final. J. Condon (Curraglass) dk.bd.d. Why You Monty (Deep Decision-Why Tanyardbelle) 6l. bt B & I O’Callaghan’s (Macroom) bd.b. Rusheen Hannah (Hilltown-Bardot)

Derby Trial Stake (32). Quarter-Finals. Cian’s Magic 4l bt Styler; Blue Head 4l bt More Park; Chubbys Bear 5l bt Abbeyglen Breeze; Bridge Torpedo 5l bt Rooska Magic.

Semi-Finals. Cian’s Magic 2l bt Blue Head; Chubbys Bear 4l bt Bridge Torpedo.

Final. Mrs. C. O’Meara’s (Nenagh) f. Chubbys Bear (Killucan House-Ardnalee Laura) 3l bt C. Treacy’s (Kilmallock) bd. Cian’s Magic (Micks Magic-Pony Sara)

Oaks Trial Stake (32). Quarter-Finals. Coolmohan Joy 4l bt Moondarrig Mist; Flanbarr 1l bt Dixie Queen; Bella Figlia 3l bt Go Presto; Chetwynd Tender 1l bt Quarrymount Diva.

Semi-Finals. Flanbarr 4l bt Coolmohan Joy; Chetwynd Tender 1l bt Bella Figlia.

Final. C. Flanagan & M. Barrett’s (New Inn) bd. Flanbarr (Hilltown-Orlas Princes) 5l bt D. Warren’s (Togher) bk. Chetwynd Tender (Form of Tender-Tanyard Beauty)

McCarthy Insurances Inter-Club Stake. Semi-Finals. Cuban Emperor bt Ardmore Emperor (loser unsighted); Inniskenny Dair 4l bt Katies Barbie.

Final. M. Murphy’s (Ballinacurra) f.d. Inniskenny Dair (Killucan House-Bamber Bridge) 8l. bt M. Kelleher’s (Cappoquin) f.b. Cuban Girl (Tullamore-Eshwary Girl),

John O’Callaghan Memorial Stake (16 One Course). Final. C. Corcoran’s (Kilworth) bk.d. Lyons United (Deep Decision-Miss United) 3l bt L. & N. Flynn’s (Kilworth) bd.b. Delightful Rose (Killucan House-Delightful Miss).

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