By Dan Walsh
Cleariestown rider Barry Stone was in winning form at Taylorstown, Co. Down point-to-point races this afternoon where he partnered three winners bringing his season total to 10 and his career score to 19.
Stone got into victory mood in the maiden race for five-year-old geldings bringing newcomer Wideeyedandlegless home four lengths in front for owner Sean Connick and Rathangan handler John Martin Walsh.
Walsh saddled a double half an hour later with Cluain Aodha and Stone aboard the Thomas Browne owned two and a half lengths winner of the maiden race for mares of five-year-old or over.
Winner number three for Barry Stone was achieved when Kalanisi Flash won the Winner of One race by one length for the Inish Stables Partnership and handler Brian Jordan.
Champion rider Barry O’Neill rode his 40th winner of the current campaign aboard Colin Bowe’s newcomer I Will Be Baie in the maiden race for four-year-olds. The verdict was two and a half lengths and the winner will be sales bound.
Last Saturday’s Scottish Grand National hero Rob James returned to the domestic scene with a five lengths victory on Some Man for Fermanagh handler David Christie in the Open Race.