By Dan Walsh
The Staples brothers from Duncormick enjoyed a winner each at Dromahane point-to-point today (Sunday).
Sean Staples was aboard Ivegotdapower in the colours of Connie Rooney, Ballyduff, and handled by John Paul Brennan at Monasootha, Camolin, and was successful by a short head in the maiden race for five-year-old geldings.
And his younger brother, Eoin Staples, (19), won the next race on the card – the maiden race for four-year-old geldings – on Colin Bowe’s newcomer Chosen Judge by two lengths.
Fresh from riding his 70th career winner at Moira yesterday (Saturday) Luke Murphy headed to the Cork track where he recorded a double success.
Murphy enjoyed a winning ride on Bootfulofbags for David Kelly by four lengths in the maiden race for five-year-old mares’ plus and made it a double when given the leg up on Gray Rock owned by Noeleen Kenny and handled at Craanford stables by Liam Kenny – six and a half lengths the verdict – in the Winners Final race.
Donnchadh Doyle saddled the winner of the maiden race for four-year-old mares, newcomer Jayapura by eleven lengths ridden by Brian Lawless.
Also point-to-point action today in East Galway where Oulart rider Bertie Finn teamed up with Clonmel handler John Nallen and steered Minella Missile to a one length victory in the maiden race for six-year-old geldings.