O’Neill and Hendrick in winning form

By Dan Walsh

Two day’s point-to-point action at Necarne, Co. Fermanagh, (Friday and Saturday) with two Wexford riders providing the highlights – a treble for champion rider Barry O’Neill and a double for Jack Hendrick from Mayglass. And Cormac Doyle saddles a double.


Barry O’Neill won the five-year-old geldings maiden race on Git Maker for Warren Ewing with 10 lengths to spare on Friday and returned on Saturday for another brace of winners aboard Sholsang by ‘a distance’ in the Adjacent Hunts’ Race and Winged Leader in the Open Race, both trained by local handler David Christie.

Jack Hendrick won the opening race on both days for the Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership and Ballindaggin handler Cormac Doyle. On Friday Call Her Now scored by three and a half lengths in the maiden race for four-year-old mares maiden and on Saturday newcomer Curtain Tim added a two lengths victory for the partnership in the four-year-old geldings maiden race.

Ninth winner of the season for Jack Hendrick and 15th career total while Cormac Doyle was having his 10th winner of the season and his 30th training success.

Harley Dunne. Blackwater, enjoyed a two lengths success on Croagh Patrick for owner/handler Shane Donohoe in the maiden race for six-year-old geldings by two lengths on Saturday.

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