By Dan Walsh
Overnight rain contributed to heavy conditions at Knockmullen House, New Ross, today, where the Wexford Foxhounds autumn point-to-point fixture took place.
Jamie Codd enjoyed a nice double. He teamed up with Denis Murphy, Ballyboy Stables, The Ballagh, to score an eight lengths’ victory with Eddie Logue’s Tattersalls winner a fortnight ago, Fanamix, in the Cooney Furlong Grain Winner of One Race. Career winner number 222 for handler Murphy.
Earlier Codd was aboard Gordon Elliott’s Prevaricate, the two lengths winner of the opening maiden race for four-year olds. Runner-up was Kalyptra, trained a few miles away at Loftus Hall by Pierce Power, with Ellen Doyle’s Champ Is Real taking the third prize.
Conor Moore from Kilmore Quay had his first winner since breaking his leg last year when taking the ‘older maiden’ race on the home-bred First Preference, owned by Jimmy Devereux, Rostoonstown Stud, Tomhaggard, and trained by his son, Vincent.
John Clifford did not have far to travel from Inistioge and over the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge to saddle Davitt Road Glory, the six lengths winner of the adjacent mares’ maiden race ridden by Dan Nevin.
Prime Pretender came from the Fermoy stables of Paul Cashman to savour an eight lengths victory in the maiden race for five-year-old geldings to give rider Stefan Tobin from Tallow his first point-to-point success.
Today’s other fixture was at Dromahane, near Mallow, but no Wexford winners.