By Dan Walsh
Ground conditions are expected to be ‘soft’ at the annual Bree Hunt point-to-point races taking place at Monksgrange, Rathnure, tomorrow (Sunday).
A strong entry of 120 has been received for the six races and the first race off at 2pm.
Two meetings today (Saturday) and some Wexford success. At Portrush, Co. Antrim, newcomer Worldwide Fury (Brian Lawless up) scored a two lengths victory in the maiden race for four-year-olds for the Monbeg Syndicate and Donnchadh Doyle. Barry O’Neill had an easy 27 lengths success on Winged Leader for David Christie in the Open Race and the plan is to head for the Aintree Foxhunters in three weeks’ time.
At Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary, today Rob James saddled newcomer Just Gino (James Walsh up) and enjoyed a one length victory in the maiden race for four-year-olds.
Woodbrook Boy was the six lengths winner of the Ladies Open Race at the Tipperary track for handler Ellen Doyle and the Baltimore Stables Syndicate, Coolgarrow Lane, Enniscorthy, and rider Cara McGoldrick.