By Dan Walsh
Barry O’Neill, who had a treble success in Fermanagh yesterday, followed up with a double at the Wexford Foxhounds point-to-point at Knockmullen House, New Ross, this afternoon.
Shiroccosmagicbaby, running in the colours of Martin Murhy, and trained by Colin Bowe triumphed by four lengths in the mare’s maiden race for five-year-olds and upwards got O’Neill into victory style.
Half an hour later O’Neill was in the winner’s enclosure again following a three lengths victory on Clonmeen for the Rathoe, Co. Carlow stables of William Murphy.
The four-year-old mares maiden race went to newcomer Future Perfect for The Ballagh handler Denis Murphy and Mayglass rider Jack Hendrick. The winning distance was one and a half lengths.
Donnchadh Doyle and Brian Lawless won the maiden race for four-year-old geldings by 20 lengths with Flash In The Park owned by the Monbeg Syndicate.
Michael Goff, Clondaw, Ferns, saddled Dare To Shout, in Caitriona Goff’s familiar colours, in the maiden sale race for five year old geldings who came home 12 lengths to the good under Adam Leahy.
Seamus Neville, who trains at Brideswell, Bridgetown, had an across the card double at Dromahane and New Ross today.
He saddled Tennesse Titan (Troy Walsh up) to win the ‘older’ geldings maiden race confined to novice riders by five and a half lengths at the Wexford track and Neville also had a winner at the Cork track. He saddled Notice To Close, running in his wife’s colours, the five lengths winner of the Open Race with Mikey O’Connor riding.
Ellen Doyle, Coolgarrow Lane, Enniscorthy won the mares four-year-old maiden contest at Dromahane, Co. Cork, today with first timer Pinot Rouge for the Baltimore stables Syndicate by two lengths with Brian Dunleavy up.