By Dan Walsh
Ellen Doyle’s winning streak continued at Tattersalls races at Fairyhouse today when Doyen La Lutte emerged from a dense fog to win the four-year-old maiden race for mares by four lengths. Running in the colours of the Baltimore Stables Syndicate and ridden by John O’Neill the Doyen mare will likely go to the sales. Seventh winner of the season for the Coolgarrow Lane handler.
Singing Banjo was on song in the George Mernagh Memorial Winner of One Race scoring by three lengths under Gorey rider Barry Walsh. Owned and trained by John Patrick Walsh, Ballyday, Gorey, the plan for Singing Banjo is to go for the Ladies Cup at Punchestown next Spring.
Another point-to-point today at Mainstown, Co. Kilkenny, where the maiden race for four-year olds was divided and division two was won by Fameaftertheglory for the Monbeg Syndicate and Donnchadh Doyle. James Walsh, Tinahely, was in the saddle and the winning verdict was one and a half lengths.
Liam Kenny’s Craanford stables were in form too as Current Mood dead heated with Thedancingfarrier in the Winner of Two race. Owned by Liam Gahan Current Mood was winning his second race in succession and was ridden today by Wicklow rider Brian Lawless.
Jack Hendrick from Mayglass enjoyed his 10th career victory and his fourth of the current season when he partnered Mahler Of Autumn for Kevin Heffernan in the ‘older maidens’ race confined to novice riders.
Saturday’s action was at Kinsale where Rob James and Colin Bowe teamed up for an eight lengths success with Diakosaint in the maiden race for five-year olds.