By Dan Walsh
Today’s point-to-point at Ballindenisk, Co. Cork was a remarkable occasion for Oulart rider Bertie Finn and Kiltealy trainer Colin Bowe who shared a treble and narrowly missed a four-timer in a ‘photo-finish’.
The thrilled trio got off the mark in the second division of the maiden race for five-year-old plus mares when Friars Island Lady, in the colours of Paul Gibbons, secured victory by a neck.
Then they captured both divisions of the maiden race for five- and six-year-old geldings. Ideal De Romay won the first division in the Milestone Bloodstock Ltd colours by three lengths and Fiona McStay’s Glens Sensation also scored by three lengths in the second division.
Finn and Bowe lost out on a four-timer in the Winner of Two race when Bourbon N Kentucky lost out by three parts of a length to the Darragh Allen ridden Golden De Coeur owned and bred by Edgar Allen from Bunclody and the victorious handler is Richard Black.
There was also Wexford winners at today’s fixture in Stradbally. Jonathan Fogarty, Gaynestown Stud, Cleariestown, saddled Flaubert, who made all and scored by 18 lengths in the maiden race for five-year-old geldings with Conor Moore from Kilmore Quay up. Fourth win and a seasonal best for Fogarty.
Ivegotthe power won the Winner of Two race for Ballyduff owner Connie Rooney and Monasootha, Camolin, handler John Paul Brennan by one and a half lengths. James Walsh was the winning rider.
And Inch, Gorey, rider Luke Murphy scored by one and a half lengths on newcomer Tribal Glory for Ian McCarthy in the five-year-old plus adjacent maiden race.