Members:
Join | Forgot your password?
Baileys Top RightTattersalls Top Right

Latest News

Irish Pointers dominate with double on Classic card

Irish Pointers dominate with double on Classic card

Irish point-to-pointers dominated at Warwick on Saturday, with the features going the way of Beakstown and Impulsive Star.

The former had created a big impression when he made a winning debut in a Turtulla four-year-old maiden in November 2017, sent off as a well-supported even-money favourite for Andy Slattery, and duly obliging by three lengths.
 
Already a winner over hurdles following success at Uttoxeter in November, the now six-year-old had to bounce back from a narrow defeat in The French Furze Novices’ Hurdle before Christmas, and so was only sent off at a price of 6/1 for the Lemington Novices’ Hurdle on Saturday.
 
Dan Skelton’s charge tracked the leader throughout, before making a decisive move in the hands of the winning trainer’s brother Harry, which saw him steal the initiative before the home bend.
 
Staying-on best of all, the son of Stowaway returned three and three-quarter lengths clear of Stoney Mountain to win the Grade 2 prize.
 
 
Things got even better for point-to-point graduates 35 minutes later when the day’s feature race, the Classic Chase, went the way of Impulsive Star, the second former pointer to win the Grade 3 prize within the past three years.
 
Sean O’Brien’s Ballyarthur maiden winner, who had finished fourth in the National Hunt Chase at last year’s Cheltenham Festival, got his head in front over racecourse fences for the first time with a gutsy victory in the £75,000 staying contest over the extended 3m 5f trip. 
 
The nine-year-old had been headed by the French-bred Calett Mad coming to the final fence, however a good leap over that obstacle saw him land running under Sam Waley-Cohen, and with a featherweight to carry, he picked-up well to win by three and a-quarter lengths for the Neil Mulholland yard.
 
“I’m delighted with him. He had a nice little pipe-opener round Plumpton the other day and obviously the winner of that race won earlier on,” said Mulholland when speaking to Racing TV following the success.
 
“We knew he’d improve for the run, he had a light weight on his back today and we felt he was on a nice mark. It all came together on the day.
 
“He ran well in the National Hunt Chase last year and obviously he’s still a novice, so that’s the plan again.
 
“He’ll have an entry in the Grand National, but the National Hunt Chase is his main target. I don’t know if we’ll run him again before Cheltenham or not. I’ll mull it over and talk with the owners, but he could do.”
 
Impulsive Star is now a 14/1 shot ahead of a second possible tilt at the four-mile race at Prestbury Park.
 
 
Earlier on the Warwick card, Derek O’Connor recorded an eye-catching success aboard Ok Corral, the horse that had beaten Impulsive Leader at Plumpton last month when the pair met. 
 
With a potential engagement in the National Hunt Chase for amateur riders at the Cheltenham Festival looming, O’Connor was called upon for the ride aboard the JP McManus-owned nine-year-old in the Listed three-mile novices’ chase.
 
A comfortable six-length success for Nicky Henderson’s charge over the Athlacca point winner, Secret Investor, has propelled Ok Corral and O’Connor to the top of the ante-post mark for the four-mile contest in March, as a general 3/1 shot. 
 

Search the Archives

recent news story
Colin Bowe once again signed for the most expensive horse bound for the pointing fields on day two at Goffs.
recent news story
Billy Bates had sought to overturn the stewards decision to demote his Noreen Bawn at the Doneraile fixture.
recent news story
The Monbeg team parted with almost one million euro as they bought 22 horses on a day of big prices.
recent news story
The 40th Annual Irish Field Point-to-Point Awards took place on Saturday 8th June at the Hotel Minella, Co. Tipperary.
recent news story
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated office administrator to join the team on a full-time basis.
recent news story
Maxine O'Sullivan rode her 50th winner between-the-flags last Sunday
recent news story
Jack O'Grady got off the mark at just the third time of asking at Ballingarry last Sunday and talks about how he got involved here.
recent news story
Rob James rode his 200th winner between-the-flags on Sunday
recent news story
Ken Parkhill bred four individual winners including Begoodtoyourself, a winner on the final day of the season.
recent news story
That Fairyhouse victory was one of the in hunter chase company for Gordon Elliott's charge.
recent news story
The Coolmore stallion won the title with 35 winners while Milan took second place with 30 winners.
recent news story
Sam Curlings` charge set to collect both Champion Pointer and Champion mare award.
recent news story
45 winners secures the handlers title for Colin Bowe
recent news story
The veteran On The Fringe wins the Listowel Hunters Chase at 14!
recent news story
Maxine O'Sullivan seals the Ladies Champion Title with success in the penultimate race of the season.
recent news story
A tally of 16 wins for the season secures the novice title for Michael O`Sullivan.
recent news story
The win marks the Wexford natives third consecutive Champion Rider Title.
recent news story
Thirteen wins apiece for Longhouse Music and Kruzhlinin sees them share the title as race goes down to the wire.
recent news story
The victory marks O'Connor's ninth Southern Title and his second Senior Title.
recent news story
Wonderful Charm secures success under Sam Waley Cohen, with Chosen Dream back in sixth.
recent news story
We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Brian Fitzsimmons.
recent news story
Tattersalls Cheltenham May Sale concluded today with a satisfactory set of results; five lots fetched 100,000.
recent news story
Shane Fenelon rode a double at Stradbally last Saturday and talks about how it all came about here.
recent news story
Derek O`Connor is set to take his 11th consecutive Western title this year.
recent news story
The Champion Pointer contest continues to heat up as each of the leading pair record their 12th success.
recent news story
Barry O'Neill was crowned eastern champion for the 2018/19 season as that region finishes at Stradbally.
recent news story
The Sean McParlan-trained favourite won his fourth race of the season in the Frank Fitzsimmons Memorial.
recent news story
Donnchadh Doyle's Bartlemy four-year-old winner claimed top billing as over 120 Irish Pointers were offered for sale.
recent news story
20-year-old Diamuid Moloney recorded the first success of his career last Sunday and discusses his background here.
recent news story
Kruzhlinin won his second race of the weekend, whilst Longhous Music was among the winners at Loughrea.
recent news story
Barry O'Neill is now just two winners adrift of Derek O'Connor in the sourthern region following a treble at Ballindenisk.
recent news story
Jamie Codd won his fourth northern title following a treble at Loughanmore including a 10th of the season for Kruzhlinin.
recent news story
Ronan McNally enjoyed a day to remember at Hexham on Monday when his stable veteran See Double You won his tenth races at the ripe old age of 15.
EU SIFPITMEuropean UnionOfig Fiontair Aitiuil
© Irish Point to Point Services Ltd, 2014. All rights reserved. Grangeclare West, Kilmeague, Naas, Co Kildare
Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy
Hosting and Development by HostIreland