ORMOND (F) at Ballingarry, Saturday 19th September 2020

1. 14:00 Tattersalls Ireland 4yo Mares Maiden

8 ran | Distances: 1½L, 8L, 10L

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One of seven newcomers in the eight runner field, Saratoga Lass, made a decisive move when sweeping through on the inner to lead after two out. Closed on by Boomtown Girl on the run to the last. The winning daughter of Valirann kept on late to provide James Walsh and Kieran Roche with the opening winner of the 2020/2021 season.

2. (Div 1) 14:30 Dungar Quality Oats & Liffey Mills 4yo Geldings Maiden

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9 ran | Distances: nk, 3L, 8L

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Left in front when the long time leader Do No Wrong fell two out, newcomer Sublime Heights made the best of his way home from this point and showed a good attitude to fend off the persistent challenge of Grozni after the last. Sourced privately by his handler, the winner may now be offered for sale.

2. (Div 2) 14:30 Dungar Quality Oats & Liffey Mills 4yo Geldings Maiden

9 ran | Distances: 2L, 1L, 10L

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On his second start, the Frenchbred Neon Moon gets off the mark to provide the Bowe/O'Neill alliance with their first winner of the season. The son of No Risk At All headed the leading Unanswered Prayers shortly before the last in a race where Onehundredpercent and Bold Leader both came to grief at the last. The winner will now be sold.

3. 15:00 Aidan Fitzgerald and Sam Curling 5&6yo Mares Maiden

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10 ran | Distances: 8L, 1½L, 8L

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Fourth on her debut at Ballyragget on the last day of the 2020 season, the Rebecca Surman owned Navy Girl was always in control in the home straight here to bring up a quick double for Colin Bowe and Barry O'Neill.

4. (Div 1) 15:30 Clifton Farm 5yo Geldings Maiden

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14 ran | Distances: 5L, 3L, 8L

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Another of Colin Bowe's who was atoning for pulling up on debut at Knockmullen in the spring, Cooper's Cross completed a treble for the Bowe/O'Neill combination. The relative of Some Can Dance asserted before the last to win going away.

4. (Div 2) 15:30 Clifton Farm 5yo Geldings Maiden

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11 ran | Distances: 3L, ¾L

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An encouraging second on debut at Rathcannon last autumn, Monty Guiry was always prominent and ran his rivals ragged under last season's joint champion novice Ben Harvey to score for Pat Doyle.

5. 16:00 B L Swagger & Seymour Kenny Open

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18 ran | Distances: 5L, 3L, 4L

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Running a couple of excellent efforts in defeat last season on different ground conditions, Marinero claims his ninth success in points and brings up a four-timer for Barry O'Neill. The Presenting gelding will most likely run again in a few weeks according to handler Christie.

6. 16:30 Cashel Fine Arts Peter Curling 6yo+ Maiden

14 ran | Distances: 7L, ½L, 7L

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A first and last race double on the card for James Walsh who scored smartly aboard his father's debutant High Stakes. The son of Scorpion will now contest a winners' race.

BALLYMACAD (F) at Oldcastle, Sunday 20th September 2020

1. 14:00 Tattersalls Ireland 4yo Mares Maiden

8 ran | Distances: 2L, 2½L, 5L

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Making all the running as is often the case with horses from the Mick Goff yard, the daughter of Masterofthehorse who was one of seven newcomers in ghe race, climbed the hill well to hold off Caoimhe Lady and provide the yard with yet another four year old winner at this particular Meath venue.

2. 14:30 Triermore Stud 4yo Geldings Maiden

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10 ran | Distances: 3L, 2L, 8L

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An opening race double for Shane Fitzgerald and Mick Goff as their Shirocco gelding who took up the running after the opening mile saw him deny the Denis Murphy yard for the second race in succession.

3. 15:00 Respa Beds & Olive Traynors Interior Design 5yo Mares Maiden

11 ran | Distances: 12L, hd, 20L

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In a race which saw the opening fence bypassed on all three circuits due to damage sustained in the previous race which led to a slight delay to the start, Fable provided both Rob James and Donnchadh Doyle with their opening successess of the season. The Costal Path mare got the measure of the prominent Dazzling Gory when that rival exited at the last when destined for second at the time.

4. 15:30 BD Flood & Sons Limited 5yo Geldings Maiden

14 ran | Distances: 6L, 6L, ¾L

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In a strongly run contest, Rockstar Ronnie began stretching the field out from the back straight to run out a comprehensive winner for Richie Deegan and Aidan Fitzgerald. The son of Stowaway will now be offered for sale.

5. 16:00 McConnell Flynn OConnell Veterinary Surgeons, Oldcastle Co-op Winner Of One - Novice Riders

16 ran | Distances: 4L, 5L, 3L

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Another strongly run race sees Dento Des Obeaux, a wide margin Kirkistown winner last February provide rider and handler Jay Gibney with his first success.

6. 16:30 Allied Recycling 6yo+ Maiden

10 ran | Distances: 4L, 1L, 5L

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Diego's Way gains a deserving success having been cruelly denied with a late fall at Knockmullen House in February by winning quite comfortably for John Barry and Meath handler Cian Collins. The seven-year-old will now go for a winners' race before going hunter chasing.