Three Wexford stables were successful at today’s point-to-point at Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary, with Lifetime Ambition scoring by six lengths in division two of the maiden race for four-year-old geldings for the Monbeg Syndicate, Donnchadh Doyle and Rob James combined partnership, setting the ball rolling.
Shallow Run trained at Ballyprecus, Bunclody, by Cormac Farrell for Edgar Allen had a dozen lengths to spare in the maiden race for five-year-old mares. Simon Cavanagh was the successful rider.
Ellen Doyle saddled first-timer Crossing Lines in the colours of Baltimore Stables Syndicate from Coolgarrow, Enniscorthy, and with John O’Neill up, ran out the ten lengths winner of the maiden race for five-year-old geldings, His next target is a ‘winners’ race.
Sunday’s racing is over a new course at Knockmullen, New Ross, under the auspices of Wexford Hunt and the first of six races is off at 12 noon.
The ground conditions are ‘yielding to soft, soft in places’ and the forecast is for a mostly cloudy day with temperatures no higher than 9 degrees. So a cool day, wrap up well.
12 noon; Knockmullen House Stud & Wexford Hunt 4 Years Old Maiden Race. (42 entries).
12.30 pm; NitroFert 5 Years Old Geldings Maiden Race. (13).
1 pm; Gain Equine Nutrition 5 years old plus Adjacent Mares Maiden Race (13).
1.30 pm; Cooney Furlong Winner of One Race. (11).
2 pm; Ballywalter Farms Open Race (confined to novice riders). (11).
2.30 pm; Horse & Hound Hotel 6 years old plus maiden race. (15).
There is a seasonally satisfactory number of 105 entries, plenty of local interest, and the first race is off at 12 noon. Admission is €10.