By Dan Walsh
Champion point-to-point rider Barry O’Neill had an amazing treble at Damma House in Kilkenny today.
O’Neill led all the way and won by 15 lengths on Agrirlcalledchloe for Tinahely owner/handler Philip Rothwell in the mares maiden race for five year olds and upward,
The Ballindaggin rider won the Winner of Two race on The Creaden Rogue for Gordon Elliott. The other runners in this contest felt the ground conditions against them and they all pulled up, allowing O’Neill’s mount to come home alone.
And the great Samcro, an impressive winner on his point-to-point debut at Tinahely last month for Gordon Elliott and Barry O’Neill won the Open Race by an incredible 65 lengths.
One other Wexford winner at the Kilkenny track was Making Headway, trained by Ellen Doyle for the Baltimore Stables Syndicate at Coolgarrow, near Enniscorthy, was the three lengths winner of the maiden race for four-year-olds with Brian Dunleavy riding out his claim.
No Wexford winners at the other point-to-points; Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary, yesterday, and Rathcannon, Co. Limerick, today.