Three more for Barry O’Neill

By Dan Walsh

Champion point-to-point rider Barry O’Neill travelled to Co. Down this afternoon where he notched up a treble and recorded his 30th success of the season.

BARRY O’NEILL… three winners in Co. Down this afternoon.

Newcomer Jhentong Enki put up an impressive front running performance and finished six lengths ahead of the opposition in the maiden race for four-year-olds to get O’Neill off to a winning start with the support of the Milestone Bloodstock Ltd and champion handler Colin Bowe. The French-bred gelding is heading for the Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales later this month.

O’Neill made it a double in the Open Race on Bold Enough by two and a half lengths for Fermanagh handler David Christie and took the winning mount on Lar’s Lass for Kilsallaghan handler Tom Dreaper to complete a treble on the day in the Winner of Two race.

Rob James was in the winners’ enclosure following a nine lengths success with Check The Score, which he also trains at Tomona, Killanne, for the Matchmaker Syndicate in the maiden race for five-year-old geldings. Another on his way to the Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales shortly.

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