All go at Tinahely races on Sunday

By Dan Walsh

Seventy-two entries for tomorrow’s Wicklow Hunt point-to-point at Shillelagh & District Hunt’s popular hilly track at Fairwood, Tinahely, where the first race is off at 12.30pm.

Jumping a fence at Fairwood, Tinahely (File Pic)

The going was described today as “yielding, yielding to soft” and that is not expected to change over night, the forecast is predicting “a slight bit of rain” and the organisers are hoping to welcome a good attendance.

The outstanding Samcro is a strong entry for the Open Race and local handler Philip Rothwell should have a strong following for his charge Agirlcalledchloe in the Mare’s Winner of Two Race.

Today’s point-to-point took place at Kirkistown, Co. Down, and no Wexford trained winners. However, Global Assembly (Rob James) for David Christie and Wearelongterm (Barry O’Neill) for Gordon Elliott fought out the finish in the Winner of One race with only ‘a neck’ to spare in favour of James’ mount.

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