Lar O'Carroll, who made his pointing debut in February 2011, rode for the likes of Sam Curling and Robert Tyner during his early season's race-riding, and it was Tyner who supplied him with his first success aboard Simple Steps at Nenagh in January 2015. Eight winners throughout the 2017/18 campaign ensured it was his best campaign to date, including a second career double at Portrush.
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As competition within the open division begins to intensify, Coastal Tiep added to his burgeoning reputation by claiming the JA Electrical Services open.
Jamie Codd reached a significant milestone in his career, when riding his 900th winner between the flags.
Ballysteen-second Howling Milan went one better here to score in the Dennison Commericals Ltd four-year-old geldings’ maiden to carry the colours of Jason Higgins to victory.
The opening day Necarne on Friday saw Colin Bowe send out three winners to join Donnchadh Doyle at head of the trainer's table on 26 winners, whilst Rob James took the riding honours kicking home a treble.
Watyawaitingfor provided local owner Robert Armstrong and the BBC Home Ground team with plenty to celebrate.
Reigning champion Barry O'Neill added a brace of victories to his season haul at the rescheduled fixture.
Lagan Island continued his rise through the ranks with a comfortable success for Noel and Sean McParlan.
Got The Nac proved to be another eye-catching value purchase by Kildare handler Peter Flood.