By Dan Walsh
Colin Bowe’s charges were in winning form at Inchydoney, Co. Cork, today where the Kiltealy champion handler saddled three winners bringing his seasonal total to 44 and his 10th national title is only a week away!
Alden and Barry O’Neill were victorious by one length in the maiden race for four-year-olds and O’Neill shared a double with Bowe as Brents Hollow came home five lengths to the good in the maiden race for mares aged five years or older.
Rob James completed the Bowe treble when he virtually led all the way on D’Last Spetz to score by ten lengths in the maiden race for five-year-old geldings.
Kieva Hynes, (21), from Adamstown, had her very first winner as a rider aboard Local Rogue for owner Edward Power and handler Sean Doyle, by one length, in the maiden race for geldings of six years or older.
There was a two-day point-to-point fixture at Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary, and the maiden race for four-year-old geldings run today (Sunday) was won by newcomer Wrestligwithrae from the Cormac Doyle stable. The winning rider was Luke Murphy, Gorey, and the verdict was one and a half lengths.
Barry Stone was also on the scoresheet. The Cleariestown rider won by four lengths on Woodfield Symphony for Rosemary Connors in the maiden race for seven-year-olds and over.
Action at Balingarry also took place yesterday (Saturday) and two Wexford winners were recorded. On Se Calme was the two lengths winner of the maiden race for four-year-old mares for the Monbeg Farm Partnership, handler Cormac Doyle and rider Harley Dunne.
Colin Bowe and Barry O’Neill won the auction maiden race for four-year-olds with newcomer Atlanta Brave who got the verdict by ‘a head’.