End of year success at the ‘points’

Ellen Doyle and the Baltimore Stables Syndicate at Coolgarrow Lane, Enniscorthy, ended 2022 with a two lengths success in the Open Race at Dromahane, Co. Cork, yesterday (Saturday) with Woodbrook Boy.


Although only two contested the three-mile chase Woodbrook Boy’s success was a first winner for 21 years old Antrim rider Cara McGoldrick, who rides out with the Doyle stables.

Rob James has had an outstanding run of success in recent weeks, and he was in the winners’ enclosure again after Robert D’Ores romped home 16 lengths to the good in the maiden race for five-year-old geldings.

The grey Robert D’Ores, owned and handled by Roisin Hickey is now destined for the sales ring.

No point-to-point success for Barry O’Neill yesterday (Saturday), but he has enjoyed a successful week with winners for Fermanagh handler David Christie at Down Royal and Limerick.

O’Neill was aboard Vaucelet when winning by a neck at Down Royal on Monday and on Tuesday travelled to Limerick for a 12 lengths success on Ultimate Optimist. A brace of nice hunter chase success.

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