By Dan Walsh
No Wexford trained winners at Portrush, Co. Derry, point-to-point today (Saturday) although champion rider Barry O’Neill recorded a double for Fermanagh handler David Christie.
Vaucelet won by a big margin in the Open Race and half an hour later and Ask D’man completed a quick double for O’Neill and Christie by three lengths in the Winner of Three race. Barry O’Neill is on the 11-winner mark this season.
Sixty-four entries were received for tomorrow’s (Sunday) point-to-point action at Fairwood, Tinahely, with the highest entry – 17 – in the opening race for four year old maidens at 2pm. Ground conditions are officially described as ‘good’.