By Dan Walsh
Bank Holiday Monday point-to-pointing took place today at Dawstown, near Blarney in Co. Cork, just six races and the only Wexford success was a double in the opening two races for Barry O’Neill and Colin Bowe.
Newcomer Harry Du Berlais gave a fine exhibition of jumping and scored by an easy ten lengths in the maiden race for four-year-olds. He is now for sale.
Craan Run completed the O’Neill/Bowe double with a three lengths victory in the maiden race for five-year-old mares and over. Both winners were in the colours of Milestone Bloodstock Ltd, Kiltealy.
Barry O’Neill is now on the 40 winner mark for the season and Colin Bowe is on the 32 mark to retain the rider and handlers’ national championship, respectively, when the season ends early next month.