Ian Fortune

The draw for the third round of the Star Sports/TRC English Derby was made soon after Saturday’ second round concluded and it has thrown up some hugely competitive races. Obviously, there is a huge Irish presence remaining with almost half the field representing these shores.

One that was really out of luck was Jim By Two. The Brendan Maunsell trained tracker lost out on a place in the third round draw, effectively on the toss of a coin. After dead-heating with Savana Jackpot, the pair went into a draw and the latter was pulled out. It means that Jim By Two will stand by as a reserve should any dogs come out of the classic ahead of Saturday’s third round.

Star Sports/ TRC English Derby


Third round draw  


Heat 1

1 Whyaye Man

2 The Other Kobe

3 Singalong Dolly

4 Hawkfield Blue

5 Wrighty

6 Clonbrien Treaty (w)


Heat 2

1 Ballymac Finn

2 Bramble Elvis (Now unseeding)

3 Droopys Pivotel

4 Faypoint Sean

5 Aero Convey (m)

6 Boylesports Bob (w)


Heat 3

1 Bluejig Baron

2 Havana Top Note

3 Bockos Thunder

4 Coss Tokyo

5 Droopys Supply (m)

6 Chruchfield Syd (w)


Heat 4

1 Superfast Gorden

2 Jaytee Etienne

3 Savana Jackpot (Now unseeded)

4 Never Say No

5 Beatties Sparkle (m)

6 Droopys Doughnut (w)


Heat 5

1 Mcneill

2 Grouchos Duke

3 Edwards

4 Ballymac Gizmo

5 Antigua Hawk (m)

6 Glengar Martha (w)


Heat 6

1 Crafty Shivoo

2 Scaglietti

3 Gaytime Nemo

4 De Lahdedah

5 Miracle (m)

6 King Combs (w)


Heat 7

1 King Memphis

2 Swords Rex

3 Newinn Syd

4 Azurite

5 Road Exile (m)

6 Ballinabola Ed (w)


Heat 8

1 Unreal Bruiser

2 Cooligold

3 Druids All Go

4 Hawkfield Abbie

5 Ballymac Slick (m)

6 Burj Khalifa (w)