Two days of point-to-point action at Necarne, where Friday evening’s races provided jockey Rob James and trainer Colin Bowe with a treble apiece.
James and Bowe combined to win the five year old geldings’ maiden race with Morraman and with Cushinstown Finest in the mares maiden for six year olds and upwards.
Bowe’s treble was achieved with Do You Know What in the five year old gelding’s race by six lengths with Barry O’Neill in the saddle. Bowe now has 26 winners and is level with his neighbour Donnchadh Doyle at the top of the handlers’ championship table. It was Barry O’Neill’s 50th winner of the season and he looks good to retain the title.
Rob James had his third success at the popular Fermanagh track aboard Miss Battan, trained in Tipperary by Pat Doyle, in the mares maiden race for four year olds.
The Saturday action returned to Necarne and Harley Dunne steered Howling Milan, in the colours of Jason Higgins, and trained by James Doyle, to a six lengths success in the maiden race for four year olds.
Barry O’Neill paired up with local trainer David Christie to win the Open Lightweight Race with Vinnie Luck by two and a half lengths.
For the second successive year The Irish Field sponsored Point-to-Point Awards will take place in Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, on Saturday, June 9th. Tickets are available from Niall on 086 7907676.