Star Sports/TRC English Derby trial stakes - Sunday 21st April

Star Sports/TRC English Derby trial stakes - Sunday 21st April

DROOPYS DOUGHNUT claimed the scalp of Gaytime Nemo when the 2023 Derby champion made his Towcester return in the top division of the second weekend of official trial stakes for the £175,000 Classic.

Patrick Janssens' dog was making it three wins in his last four as he passed fast-starting Romeo Firebrand off the second bend and went on to beat Cooliogold by over three lengths in 29.21sec (normal) with Gaytime Nemo staying on strongly late in fourth after being last early.

Gaytime Nemo's trainer Graham Holland did on the scoresheet courtesy of Newinn Port (29.37sec), while honour of fastest time in the trial stakes went to Sandra Clayton's Bonjurno Boy (29.15sec).

There were also victories for John Mullins' Bombay The Joker (29.19sec) and Paul Young's Aero Convey (29.35sec), with Rick Holloway's ex-Irish star Scaglietti opening his UK account at the third time of asking when winning a maiden in 29.32sec.

Division 1 - T6 Droopys Doughnut 29.21sec, trainer Patrick Janssens

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Division 2 - T5 Aero Convey 29.35sec, trainer Paul Young

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Division 3 - T5 Newinn Port 29.37sec, trainer Graham Holland

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Division 4 - T1 Bombay The Joker 29.19sec, trainer John Mullins

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Division 5 - T5 Bonjurno Boy 29.15sec, trainer Sandra Clayton

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Towcester Maiden div 1 - T3 Scaglietti 29.32sec, trainer Rick Holloway

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