Lingstown races on Sunday

By Dan Walsh

Point-to-pointing over the famous Lingstown track beside Tacumshane Lake takes place tomorrow (Sunday) where there are 113 entries for six races with the first under way at 12.30pm.

There are forty-five entries for the opening maiden race for four-year-olds, so possibly a ‘divide’ or two may be facilitated, but most excitement will surround the Neville Hotels Open Race over the ‘banks course’ where a dozen veterans will be part of the action.

Ground conditions are reckoned to be “good, good to yielding in places” and it promises to be a cold day, so the best advice is to wrap up well!

Earlier this week it was announced that the Kilinick Harriers have been granted an additional fixture for Sunday week, December 5th, so racing two Sundays in a row at Lingstown.

Action over the ‘Banks Course’ at Lingstown, Tomhaggard. (File Pic.)

Just a few results from last Sunday that we didn’t get round to; At Dunhallow, Co. Cork, Sean Doyle, Ballindaggin, saddled Lookaway to win by two and a half lengths in the maiden race for four-year-olds with Liam Gilligan up, and at Golden Vale, Co. Tipperary, Donnchadh Doyle saddled Er Dance (Alan Harney up), winner of the open race confined to novice riders, by two and a half lengths.

And Johnny Berry, Tomhaggard, was also amongst the winners. He saddled Focus Point, the 13 lengths winner of the maiden race for five-year-old geldings ridden by Harry Swan.

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