By Dan Walsh
The going is officially ‘heavy’ for the opening fixture of 2022 at Bettyville Park, Wexford, tomorrow. The first of seven races is off at 2.10pm. Good crowd expected. The card is as follows;
2.10pm; Wexford Mares Maiden Hurdle, Two miles (17 runners).
2.45pm; BetVictor Supporting Irish Racing Maiden Hurdle, Two miles (12 runners).
3.20pm; M2 Construction Wexford Novice Handicap Hurdle. Two miles (14 runners).
3.55pm; Micheal Ó Murchadha Memorial Handicap Hurdle. Two miles (7 runners).
4.30pm; BetVictor Supporting Irish Racing Beginners Chase. Three miles one furlong and 100 yards (6 runners).
5pm; BetVictor Supporting Irish Racing Mares Beginners Chase. Two miles (11 runners).
5.30pm; Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction (Pro/Am) Flat Race. Two miles (8 runners).
Saturday’s point-to-point was at Tyrella in East Down and two Wexford trained winners.
First timer Jet Of Dreams achieved a three and a half lengths success in the maiden race for four year olds for handler Denis Murphy and rider Luke Murphy.
Rob James teamed up with Donnchadh Doyle for a fifteen lengths victory on Gentle Slopes in the maiden race for five- and six-year-old geldings.
The Barry O’Neill-David Christie partnership added a Winner of Two race to their impressive form sheet with Handy Headon making it home ten lengths ahead of everythingelse.
Sunday’s point-to-point is at Borris House for the Carlow Farmers with the first of six races off at 1pm. Entries total 133.