By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park
Local jockey JJ Slevin was in brilliant form at this evening’s Wexford races at Bettyville Park where he recorded a double – winning both divisions of the Calor Gas Handicap Hurdle – and was runner-up in the handicap hurdle on Brogine behind Yenillick (18/1) ridden by Keith Donoghue for Louth trainer Harry Rogers.
Slevin got into winning mode on Good Bye Milan (25/1) for Askeaton trainer Seamus Braddish, winning by half a length over Colm Murphy’s Gondor (Brian Hayes) in the first division of the Calor Gas Handicap Hurdle and half-an-hour later bagged division two on Must Be Dreaming (11/1) for the Garrett Ahern stables in Cork. Slevin also enjoyed a double at Punchestown on Tuesday.
John P. McManus supplied the winner of the maiden hurdle – Moving Water (15/2) trained by Desmond McDonagh and ridden by Mark Walsh – by a comfortable 15 lengths. Rachel Blackmore finished second on her only ride of the evening, the 10/11 favourite Ingenious Stroke from Henry de Bromhead’s Waterford stables.
Jack Kennedy won the Boylesports Mares Handicap Hurdle on Hurricane Georgie (5/4 fav.) for the absent Gordon Elliott by three and a quarter lengths.
Chinx Of Light (6/4) won the hurdle race for John McConnell from Meath with Simon Torrens up with two of Gordon Elliott’s charges The Bosses Oscar (Jack Kennedy) and Fakir (Jordan Gainford) following him home in the three-mile test.
There was no surprise in the bumper. Newcomer No Rosk No Fun (10/11 fav.) came home nine lengths to the good for Willie Mullins and champion amateur jockey Patrick Mullins.
The day’s Tote aggregate was €90,262.52 (7 races) compared with €78,440.70 (8 races) last year.
Next races at Bettyville Park on Wednesday afternoon, June 8th.