Doubles for Codd, O’Neill and Bowe

BARRY O'NEILL rode another two point-to-point winners today Pic;

Jockeys Jamie Codd and Barry O’Neill and Kiltealy handler Colin Bowe each had a double success at today’s point-to-point races at Kirkistown, Co. Down.
The O’Neill-Bowe partnership got off to a 10 lengths winning start in the maiden race for four year olds and an impressive performances from the Gigginstown House Stud owned Hell’s Canyon.
This was Colin Bowe’s first training success on his first season handling the Gigginstown newcomers. Rob James finished runner-up on Favori De Champdou for local trainer Warren Ewing.
The O’Neill-Bowe second success came when Fort Worth Texas took the mares winner of two race by eight lengths and was followed home by Gold Time, running for the Corrigan brothers, Martin (handler) and Kevin (jockey) from Ballinclash, Blackwater. Afterwards Colin Bowe indicated that Fort Worth Texas will be aimed at a bumper going forward.
Jamie Codd get the first leg of a double in the maiden race for five year old geldings on Gold Des Bois trained by Peter Fahey at Monasterevin and winning by one and three-quarters of a length.
Kruzhlinn registered his sixth success this season by eight lengths to give Codd a quick double. The winner is owned by Gordon Elliott’s stable staff member Camilla Sharples.
Naas was the only track to race today due to the equine flu outbreak in the UK and there were two Wexford winners at the popular Kildare track.
JJ Slevin won the novice hurdle on Band of Outlaws, 5/2) for his cousin, Joseph O’Brien.
Crossabeg trainer Liz Doyle saddled the winner of the bumper Barnes Des Mottes, (4/1), a four lengths victory under Finian Maguire.
Afterwards Ms Doyle said; “He’s a very nice horse. I had him in training this time last year and his first bit of work was excellent. I don’t know what we’ll do but probably another bumper if he’s not sold. I’ll have to get my talking hat on.”

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