12yo CH G SHOLOKHOV – KARUMA (SURUMU)
Hunt: Westmeath (F)
Last season's joint-champion pointer is now set for a spell on the sidelines after missing his potential re-appearance at Loughrea.
Longhouse Music and Kruzhlinin look set to renew rivalries, whilst former Irish Gold Cup winner Edwulf is set to enter the mix.
The 40th Annual Irish Field Point-to-Point Awards took place on Saturday 8th June at the Hotel Minella, Co. Tipperary.
The success of Clorinka saw Maxine O'Sullivan seal the Ladies title in the final race of the season.
Thirteen wins apiece for Longhouse Music and Kruzhlinin sees them share the title as race goes down to the wire.
It was a day to remember for Wicklow rider Shane Fenelon who rode a career double at a low-key fixture.
The Champion Pointer contest continues to heat up as each of the leading pair record their 12th success.
Jamie Codd dominated at Loughanmore with a treble on the replacement fixture for the cancelled Easter meeting.
Strengthofmind stepped up from his ninth on debut to win the four-year-old maiden by a length.
The son of Sholokhov, Kruzhlinin, recorded a further two victories last weekend in his bid to become champion pointer.
Kruzhlinin won his second race of the weekend, whilst Longhous Music was among the winners at Loughrea.
Barry O'Neill is now just two winners adrift of Derek O'Connor in the sourthern region following a treble at Ballindenisk.
Jamie Codd won his fourth northern title following a treble at Loughanmore including a 10th of the season for Kruzhlinin.
Barry O'Neill and Colin Bowe were in double winning form at a fixture which also saw Kruzhlinin become the first horse to win nine races.
Kruzhlinin moved clear once again at the top of the champion pointer table with a record-breaking ninth success.
Tokyo Getaway provided Peter Flood and Anthony Fox with the first leg of an Easter Oldcastle double.
Longhouse Music recorded her seventh success of the season at Courtown on Sunday as the Champion Pointer race hots up.
The Kelly Morgan-trained 12-year-old got the better of Pierce Power's recent Down Royal Hunter Chase winner.
Kruzhlinin has taken all before him in points this season as in one of two runners in the Foxhunters for Gordon Elliott.
Kruzhlinin is the most notable of the Irish defectors at the five-day stage for the Cheltenham Foxhunters
Colin Bowe saddled his fourth success of the season in this age division when Linelee King ran out an impressive eight-length winner.
Colin Bowe made a successful start to his new relationship with Gigginstown House Stud, as Hell’s Canyon, returned the easy ten-length winner.
Kruzhlinin will look to follow up his recent Kirkistown success at Navan.
Jamie Codd made a successful return from injury in the Steel Lintels Ireland Ltd. five-year-old geldings’ maiden aboard Whatsupwithyou.
Dime A Dozen gained an overdue success when taking the opening Weatherbys Ireland five and six-year-old mares’ maiden.
Stand Up And Fight justified favouritism to land the Toal Bookmakers Hunters Chase at Down Royal.
Enda Bolger will be looking for his fourth victory in the Down Royal Hunter Chase with the impressive Dromahane winner.
The opening division of the Connolly’s Red Mills four-year-old maiden saw Buzz De Turcoing record a very fortunate success.
It was a red-letter-day for novice rider Jack Hendrick who partnered his first career success aboard Would You Bypass.
Moig South played host to the second divide of the season, as 17 declaration for the four-year-old geldings’ maiden necessitated two divisions.