By Dan Walsh
Despite 15mm of rain on Thursday, another 4mm overnight, Wexford survived an early morning precautionary inspection and racing went ahead today (Friday) in showery and heavy conditions.
For the second Bettyville Park fixture in a week – no Wexford trained or ridden winners. Seamus Neville’s Brideswell Lad (9/4 fav.) ridden by Brian Hayes narrowly lost out by a short-heard to Mamaslittle Star (17/2) in division two of the handicap hurdle.
Another to lose out was Sadies Pride (6/1) for Craanford father and son, trainer and jockey, Liam and Jimmy Kenny, beaten a neck by Mrs Underwood ridden by Jody Townend in the bumper.
Philip Rothwell managed two ‘third placings’ from his Tinahely stable. Miss Anfield, 18/1 with P.K. O’Donovan in division one of the handicap hurdle and Hide Out (15/2), with Camolin jockey James O’Sullivan in the saddle in a later race.
Also third was Rock of Tuskar (3/1) with Sean O’Keeffe, Taghmon, riding for Enniscorthy trainer Paul Nolan.