By Dan Walsh
The second day of the Meath and Tara point-to-point took place today (Sunday) at Fairyhouse where Jamie Codd enjoyed a double bringing him onto the 16-winner mark for the season and he moves into second place in the National Point-to-Point Riders’ Championship behind the reigning champion Barry O’Neill.
Codd won on Present Storm trained at Cleariestown by Jonathan Fogarty for his mother, Mary Fogarty, the one and a half lengths winner of the maiden race for five-year-old mares. Codd was in the number one position again after the running of division one of the maiden race for five-year-old geldings. He had six lengths to spare on Great Ocean trained by Denis Murphy. Division two went to Doran’s Bridge for Colin Bowe and Barry O’Neill by six lengths.
Colin Bowe and Barry O’Neill scored with another newcomer Harry Des Ongrais by ten lengths in the maiden race for four-year-old geldings. A double for the Kiltealy partnership on the day.
Wexford stables got off to a great success with first timer Fancy Stuff in the Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership colours for Ballindaggin handler Cormac Doyle and rider Liam Gilligan in the four-year-olds mares’ maiden race.