The opening three races at Newbury on Friday were won by Irish point-to-pointers who were all sold after their point-to-point appearances last Autumn.
First off the mark was the Nicky Henderson trained Jet Powered who posted an impressive eleven length victory over fellow Irish point-to-pointer Ittack Blue in the Coral Bet Bundles Maiden Hurdle.
The son of Jet Away was making his racecourse debut in the colours of his new owner Mrs Joe Donnelly.
The gelding was purchased by Highflyer Bloodstock from the Tattersalls Online Sale for £350,000 after winning his maiden at Borris House last December for handler Cormac Farrell.
👀 Jet Powered is jet-propelled!— Racing TV (@RacingTV) November 25, 2022
How impressive was that! Point winner Jet Powered creates a mighty impression in the Coral Bet Bundles 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle @NewburyRacing @sevenbarrows | @NdeBoinville pic.twitter.com/WdtEDHqC7F
Frere D’Armes was the second Irish pointer of the day to enter the winners enclosure after he won the Coral Racing Club Novices Handicap Chase for Dan Skelton.
The five-year-old son of Bathyrhon finished runner-up in his point-to-point maiden at Oldcastle for Wexford handler Donnchadh Doyle.
Since joining the Skelton team he has now won four races under rules for his owners the Belbroughton Racing Club.
2-2 over fences! 🏇— Racing TV (@RacingTV) November 25, 2022
Progressive young chaser Frere D'Armes follows up his Kempton win with a determined success in the @Coral Racing Club Novices' Limited Handicap Chase @NewburyRacing.@DSkeltonRacing | @harryskelton89 pic.twitter.com/wW0yUwZv8d
Stay Away Fay an impressive winner of his maiden at Lingstown continued the winning trend of Irish point-to-pointers when landing the Coral Get Closer To The Action Novices Hurdle in the hands of Harry Cobden.
The Paul Nicholls trained gelding kept on gamely from the last to register a five length victory over Heezer Geezer from the Dan Skelton stable.
The son of Shantou who was previously a winner for Matthew Flynn O’Connor was subsequently sold to Tom Malone and Paul Nicholls for £305,000 after winning his maiden last December.
Three on the spin for @PFNicholls and @CobdenHarry!🏇— Racing TV (@RacingTV) November 25, 2022
£305,000 purchase Stay Away Fay stays on strongly to provide his trainer and jockey with a third successive win the @Coral Get Closer To The Action Novices' Hurdle @NewburyRacing.
A horse with a big future! pic.twitter.com/pfe7F5pXMS