By Dan Walsh
Rob James rode two winners at Quakerstown, Co. Clare today. Not as good as his four-timer at Lingstown last Sunday, but it maintains a good run of success and he is now on the 11-winner mark for the season.
James scored on Ideal Des Bordes for the Monbeg Syndicate and Donnchadh Doyle by three and a half lengths in the maiden race for four-year-olds and later teamed up with David Christie on Ultimate Optimist who came home one and a half lengths ahead of the field in the Winner of Two Race.
Also point-to-point races at Ballindenisk, Co. Cork, today where The Doyen Chief, who was a first fence faller at Lingstown last Sunday, made amends for owners Billy and Michael Bates by two and a half lengths in the maiden race for geldings of five-year-old plus. Handled by Mark Scallan and ridden by Jack Hendrick, Mayglass, The Doyen Chief is now heading for the sales.