By Dan Walsh
Monageer handler Michael Goff saddled a winning double in the first two races at Oldtown point-to-point this afternoon sharing with his Cork-born rider Shane Fitzgerald on both occasions and brought his career tally of wins to 50.
The Goff-Fitzgerald partnership scored in the opening race for four year old maiden mares with Leac An Scail Lady by two lengths in the colours of The Chancers Syndicate. Half an hour later and they were in the winners’ enclosure again after American Legacy in the colours of Caitriona Goff came home three lengths to the good in the maiden race for four year old geldings.
Shane Fitzgerald has enjoyed a successful association since Goff provided him with his first winner at Bennettsbridge in 2015 aboard Clondaw Cian.
There was one other Wexford success at the Meath venue when first timer Fable ran out a 12 lengths winner of the five year old maiden race for mares for the Monbeg Syndicate and Ballindaggin handler Donnchadh Doyle. It was the second win in as many days for rider Rob James.