There was mixed luck for Davidstown trainer Paul Nolan and Taghmon jockey Sean O’Keeffe at Wexford this evening.
Positive Outlook was 15 lengths to the good at the top of the hill and looked the likely winner of the first division of the Loch Garman Mares Maiden Hurdle when she sustained an injury in running and had to be pulled up.
However, the Wexford duo won division two of the Loch Garman Mares Maiden Hurdle with Cash Me Outside (4/7 fav.) in a close finish with Jimmy Mangan’s Capture The Action (Sean Flanagan) with Caddy Shack, trained by John Berry at Ballyroe, Blackwater for his mother, Joan, and ridden by his son, also named John, taking third spot.
Paul Nolan said after his victory; It’s nice to get back with a winner after what happened the mare in the first. She would have been a nice mare when we’d eventually get her to settle, but that’s racing.”
The opening race was won by an 80/1 shot, Buttvant Lady, owned by John Hutch from Midleton, Cork, and ridden by Ricky Doyle, while Sean Flanagan aboard Hell Pilgrim was one and a half lengths behind in second place for Kiltealy trainer, Colin Bowe.
Cork jockey Darragh O’Keeffe enjoyed a double success – Buttons and Bows (7/1) in the Calor Gas Handicap Hurdle and Bay Hill (13/2) in the Boylesports Beginners Chase – both sporting the famous emerald green and yellow hoop colours of JP McManus.
Adamstown jockey Jonathan Moore teamed up with Trim, Co. Meath trainer Gavin Cromwell to win the Boylesports Handicap Chase by three and a quarter lengths on Top Of The Charts, (5/1).
Despite dark clouds and reports of torrential rain not too far away the good sized crowd remained dry and enjoyed a pleasant evening’s racing.
The next fixture at Bettyville Park is on Friday, July 5th, and it is an evening meeting.