Punchestown double for James Kenny

By Dan Walsh

Craanford rider James Kenny enjoyed a double success at the Kilare Hunt point-to-point races at Punchestown today beginning with the Colin Bowe trained Chosen Hero by five lengths in the maiden race for four-year-old mares.

JAMES KENNY… double at Punchestown today.

He followed up with winner number two in the first division of the maiden race for five- and six-year-olds geldings with Lock Out, running in the colours of Thomas Brennan, and trained by his father, Liam Kenny. Five lengths the verdict.

Division two went to another Wexford stables when Captains Road, owned and handled by Denis Murphy at Ballyboy Stables, The Ballagh, won by two lengths with Harley Dunne in the saddle.

Barry O’Neill celebrated his 33rd birthday with victory on Alpha Male for Kildare handler Peter Maher in the Quinns of Baltinglass Farmers Hunt Open Race. The verdict was four lengths.

Newcomer Ittack Blue running for Matthew Flynn O’Connor, Ballycrystal, Kiltealy, in the maiden race for four-year-old geldings was a 16 lengths winner in the hands of Brian Lawless.

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