By Dan Walsh
Luke Murphy recorded a double on the first day of the Meath & Tara point-to-point at Fairyhouse today (Saturday) to bring his career winning sequence to 45.
Murphy won the opening four-year-old auction maiden race on first timer Corrigeen Rock, owned and trained at Ballyboy Stables, The Ballagh, by Denis Murphy (no relation). The partnership had four lengths to spare over the runner-up Money Heist for Colin Bowe and Barry O’Neill.
Murphy’s second winner came on Trickalight, running in the colours of his parents, John and Miriam Murphy, Corecannon House, Inch, in North Wexford in the five-year-old mares’ maiden race. The verdict was four lengths the mare will be sold.
Pearse Rogan from Caim, Enniscorthy, had his second career winner aboard Ash Tree Meadow by an easy twelve lengths for the Monbeg Syndicate and Donnchadh Doyle, Ballindaggin, in division two of the five-year-old geldings maiden race.