OLDTOWN

Gates Open: 10:30
First Race: 12:30
Admission Prices: €10
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Track Biography:

It is with thanks to William Duffy and the Duffy Family that this wonderful facility has been made available to The Ward Union to host this important meeting on the point-to-point calendar.

Based on the foresight and dedication of such stalwarts as Standish Collen and the Craigie Family back in 1963, together with the technical skills of Clerks of the Course Ted Kelly and Al O’Connell, The Folly became known as a fair but testing challenge for horse and rider.  This high standard is maintained today by the present Clerk of the Course, Paddy Griffin and his Team.

After a break from 1974 The Folly welcomed back The Ward Union in 2012.  In the intervening years various other venues were used but thanks to the generosity of the Duffy Family The Folly has again become the ‘Home’ venue.  This is a worthy tribute to the memory of John A. Duffy and his neighbour and friend Pat Rooney.
The solid foundations laid down by this of yesteryear still stand as values held high by The Ward Union organisation of today.

A track like The Folly gives us all the opportunity to see young hopefuls fight it out for glory and it is likely you can watch the same horses and riders competing at the highest level a year or two later, even at Cheltenham itself.
 

Oldtown Point-to-Point Races

The Folly,

Palmerstown,

Oldtown,

Co. Dublin

 

Contact Details

Sarah Maxwell - 086 3413299

How To Get There

By Road

From Slane directions - Straight through Ashbourne, as you leave the town on the Dublin road, you will come to a big roundabout, take first left (signed for Swords) off this which is the R125 Donaghmore road, follow this road for about 2.5 miles until you meet a crossroads, take the left for Garristown it’s the R130 follow this road straight for about 3 miles and you till come to ‘The Folly’ on the right hand side.

Coming from Ratoath road, it’s the second exit off the roundabout to R125 (follow directions above)

Coming from North Road/ M50 it’s the 4th exit of roundabout onto R125 (follow directions above)

By Air

Our point-to-point is located twenty minutes from Dublin airport.
 

Eircode: A45N 803

Did You Know?

“The ill-fated Flemenshill who won his maiden in Oldtown in 2017, becoming one of the most expensive point-to-point horse selling for 480,000”.

Other events you might be interested in

We offer free parking which is located at the top of the track, which gives spectators a perfect view of the track.

It is also the ideal location for a picnic from the boot of your car.

Our track is a fine big galloping track with some terrific views.

There are also plenty of portaloo’s around the field.

We can cater for any disabled race goers, with an ideal parking spot with an excellent view point of the track.

Our betting ring is located beside the parade ring, there are also bookmakers on site that will take bets and show live pictures from racing on the track.
 

We have a hot caterer on site who will be serving burger, chips, sausages etc.

We also have a coffee van on site which will have an assortment of sweet treats on offer.
 

We have a coffee van on site which sells coffees, teas and refreshments.

The on-site chip van will also have a selection of refreshments on offer.
 

No, but we do advise that you dress appropriately for the weather conditions on the day.
Dogs are very much welcome once they are kept on a lead.
Absolutely, it?s an ideal location for a picnic
We have bouncing castles on the day to keep our younger race goers entertained.
No we don?t have an ATM on site, the nearest ATM to the track is located in Ashbourne.

A day at The Ward Union point-to-point is the ideal day out for all the family.

One of the real treats of racing at Oldtown, is just how close racegoers can get to the action. 

Watch the horses being saddled up by their trainers before making their way to the parade ring.

The younger spectators can enjoy all the action on day and we also have bouncing castles which proves to be very popular.
 

Other events you might be interested in

Entries

GOFFS ARKLE SALE 4yo Maiden

Maiden Race For 4-Y-O
 
For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. Mares allowed 5lbs.
(Prize Money €800: 1st €560, 2nd €160, 3rd €80)
 

Weights: 11st 11lbs About 2 1/2 Miles  

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 I GIVE THEORDERS (IRE) (4yo B G)
ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE) / RUDI TUESDAY (IRE) / RUDIMENTARY (USA)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
2 STARZAND (IRE) (4yo B G)
HARZAND (IRE) / PHOENIX TWIST (IRE) / KALANISI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 
3 KIR (FR) (4yo B G)
MUHTATHIR (GB) / SOURIS BLANCHE (FR) / SAINT DES SAINTS (FR)
11st 11lbs W.B. Connors Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
4 YOU PROOF (FR) (4yo B G)
MUHTATHIR (GB) / AL DOHA (FR) / HAWK WING (USA)
11st 11lbs W.B. Connors Golden Vale (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
5 LITTLE BEAST (IRE) (4yo B G)
AFFINISEA (IRE) / MISS FRANKLIN (IRE) / ORPEN (USA)
11st 11lbs Harley Dean Dunne Island (F)
Harley Dean Dunne
 
6 THEY CALL ME HUGO (IRE) (4yo B G)
DOYEN (IRE) / NIGHTLYNX (IRE) / AMILYNX (FR)
11st 11lbs Harley Dean Dunne Island (F)
Harley Dean Dunne
 
7 BATTLE FRONT (GB) (4yo CH G)
JACK HOBBS (GB) / UNWIND (GB) / SHIROCCO (GER)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
8 WHINNEY HILL (GB) (4yo B G)
JACK HOBBS (GB) / FAIRY THEATRE (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
9 CHER MONSIEUR (FR) (4yo CH G)
CASTLE DU BERLAIS (FR) / MA CHERE AMIE (FR) / ZANZIBARI (USA)
11st 11lbs Matchmaker Syndicate Island (F)
Robert James
 
10 DRACO MALFOY (IRE) (4yo BR G)
HARZAND (IRE) / TWO ROSES (IRE) / VINNIE ROE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Matchmaker Syndicate Island (F)
Robert James
 
11 HE CAN'T DANCE (IRE) (4yo GR G)
JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) / FAIRY TALE (FR) / SPANISH MOON (USA)
11st 11lbs Matchmaker Syndicate Island (F)
Robert James
 
12 ALONG THE WAY (GB) (4yo GR G)
BLUE BRESIL (FR) / MON AMMIE (GB) / TIKKANEN (USA)
11st 11lbs J.P. McManus Co.Clare (H)
Derek O'Connor
 
13 AS GOOD AS CAN BE (IRE) (4yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / MISS BOBS WORTH (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 6lbs J.P. McManus Co.Clare (H)
Derek O'Connor
 
14 SHUFFLE THE DECK (IRE) (4yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / A COUNTRY GIRL (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 11lbs J.P. McManus Co.Clare (H)
Derek O'Connor
 
15 STICWITHTHEPROCESS (GB) (4yo B G)
BLUE BRESIL (FR) / AZTURK (FR) / BABY TURK (IRE)
11st 11lbs J.P. McManus Co.Clare (H)
Derek O'Connor
 
16 THATSDWAYIMTHINKIN (IRE) (4yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / SWAY (FR) / CALIFET (FR)
11st 11lbs J.P. McManus Co.Clare (H)
Derek O'Connor
 
17 BANTER AT THE BAR (GB) (4yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / J'Y VOLE (FR) / MANSONNIEN (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
18 SPINNINGAYARN (IRE) (4yo B G)
ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE) / FLORAL SPINNER (GB) / ALFLORA (IRE)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Partnership Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
19 GAELIC RAMBLER (IRE) (4yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / NIGHT OF PASSION (IRE) / WINGED LOVE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
20 KING GRIS (FR) (4yo GR G)
GRIS DE GRIS (IRE) / DEXTERITE (FR) / LAVERON (GB)
11st 11lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
21 OCTO GANE (FR) (4yo B G)
MUHTATHIR (GB) / POLIE GANE (FR) / POLIGLOTE (GB)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
22 RISK DE CERISY (FR) (4yo B M)
NO RISK AT ALL (FR) / KAPGIRL DE CERISY (FR) / KAPGARDE (FR)
11st 6lbs Grangeclare Stud Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
23 ATTAHO (FR) (4yo B G)
NO RISK AT ALL (FR) / IDAHO FALLS (FR) / TURGEON (USA)
11st 11lbs Mary Doyle Golden Vale (F)
P.M.J. Doyle
 
24 CAPTAINS SPEECH (IRE) (4yo CH G)
EL SALVADOR (IRE) / FOLLYS WAY (IRE) / GAMUT (IRE)
11st 11lbs Denis Hayes Killinick (H)
Mark J. Scallan
 
25 THREE ZAMBEZI'S (IRE) (4yo B G)
ZAMBEZI SUN (GB) / STORMING RUN (IRE) / POLTARF (USA)
11st 11lbs R.E.M. Partnership Killinick (H)
Mark J. Scallan
 
26 CHARLES THE BOLD (IRE) (4yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / FU'S LEGEND (IRE) / PISTOLET BLEU (IRE)
11st 11lbs John Halley Co.Limerick (F)
Josh Halley
 
27 CHEF'S KISS (IRE) (4yo B G)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / PERLES OF MEN (FR) / LORD OF MEN (GB)
11st 11lbs Thomas Byrne Killinick (H)
Thomas Byrne
 
28 CROSSGALES KING (IRE) (4yo B G)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / ROCK ON ANNIE (IRE) / FRUITS OF LOVE (USA)
11st 11lbs Jenny Walsh Killinick (H)
Benny Walsh
 
29 DOUBLE POWER (IRE) (4yo CH G)
LUCKY SPEED (IRE) / MOSCOVITE (IRE) / MOSCOW SOCIETY (USA)
11st 11lbs Noel Fox Ward Union (S)
Gerard Fox
 
30 KNOCKRAHA EAGLE (IRE) (4yo B G)
FREE EAGLE (IRE) / SHE WOLF (GB) / MEDICEAN (GB)
11st 11lbs James O'Donoghue United Hunt (F)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
31 PONDICHERRY (IRE) (4yo B G)
NO NAY NEVER (USA) / SARITA (GB) / GALILEO (IRE)
11st 11lbs Peter McCreery Kildare (F)
Peter McCreery
 
32 RATHKENNY (IRE) (4yo B G)
MASKED MARVEL (GB) / SHAHWARDA (FR) / SENDAWAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs P.J. McBurney Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 
33 STORM EAGLE (IRE) (4yo B G)
WINGS OF EAGLES (FR) / LASTPOP (IRE) / BACH (IRE)
11st 11lbs Mark Davies Westmeath (F)
Heather I. Kiernan
 
34 THE FLYING DOCTOR (FR) (4yo B G)
DOCTOR DINO (FR) / KARLA MARIA (FR) / ANTARCTIQUE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Mary Turley East Down (F)
Patrick Eugene Turley
 

Preview

Rob James saddled the winner of this race 12 months ago with the now two-time winning Jinkgo Blue, who holds Grade 1 entries at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival, and the Wexford handler has three possible runners in this years renewal, which are sure to be of interest. With no completed form among the 34 entries, the market will give the best guide as to what is expected from the newcomers.

THE UNDERWRITING EXCHANGE 5yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O Geldings
 
For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €800: 1st €560, 2nd €160, 3rd €80)

Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles  

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 ADDITIONAL TIME (IRE) (5yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / CALMING THE STORM (GB) / SHIROCCO (GER)
12st 2lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
2 SNAP FISH (IRE) (5yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / KAYFING (IRE) / GETAWAY (GER)
12st 2lbs Matthew Flynn O'Connor Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
3 DUNANY POINT (IRE) (5yo B G)
MASTEROFTHEHORSE (IRE) / RORY'S MYSTREY (IRE) / PILSUDSKI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Amanda McDowell Louth (F)
John Larkin
 
4 DUNANY SHORE (IRE) (5yo GR G)
MASTEROFTHEHORSE (IRE) / BLAYNEY QUEEN (IRE) / DESERT KING (IRE)
11st 11lbs Amanda McDowell Louth (F)
John Larkin
 
5 ACHILLE DES ROCS (FR) (5yo B G)
COASTAL PATH (GB) / CYTI ROSE (FR) / SAGACITY (FR)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 COPPER JACK (IRE) (5yo CH G)
DOYEN (IRE) / VERANDA OF HEAVEN (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 JE SUIS SPECIAL (FR) (5yo B G)
DOCTOR DINO (FR) / ULTRA SPECIALE (FR) / ROBIN DES PRES (FR)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
8 LANESBOROUGH (IRE) (5yo B G)
DIAMOND BOY (FR) / CASTLEVENNON (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
9 CHESNUT GROVE (IRE) (5yo CH G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / REGAL GIRL (IRE) / YEATS (IRE)
12st 2lbs Alana Jane McGuinness Ward Union (S)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
10 CUTTHEWIRE (GB) (5yo B G)
JACK HOBBS (GB) / ISHKA BAHA (IRE) / SHERNAZAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs Stephen O'Connor Ward Union (S)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
11 DERE YA ARE (IRE) (5yo CH G)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / AUDREYS FRIEND (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
11st 11lbs M.P. Donoghue Ward Union (S)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
12 JE VIENS DU LARGE (FR) (5yo B BR G)
GREAT PRETENDER (IRE) / CORONET (FR) / NETWORK (GER)
12st 2lbs Cullen House Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Matthew Flynn O'Connor
 
13 JIG'S FORGE (IRE) (5yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / TISONLYME (IRE) / MOSCOW SOCIETY (USA)
12st 2lbs Rose Vaughan Kildare (F)
Ross O'Sullivan
 
14 MR GATEWOOD (IRE) (5yo B G)
GATEWOOD (GB) / CREAKING STEP (IRE) / SHERNAZAR (IRE)
11st 11lbs Vanessa Hernon Kildare (F)
Ross O'Sullivan
 
15 A MOMENTS MADNESS (IRE) (5yo B G)
CONDUIT (IRE) / MISS SARENNE (FR) / ROBIN DES PRES (FR)
12st 2lbs S.R.B. Crawford East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
16 BALLYBOW (IRE) (5yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / AVICHI (IRE) / YEATS (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
17 BEFORE MY TIME (IRE) (5yo B G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / PHOENIX TWIST (IRE) / KALANISI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Gearoid O'Loughlin Island (F)
Gearoid O'Loughlin
 
18 BIG INTEREST (IRE) (5yo BR G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / RAINBOW GALE (IRE) / RASHAR (USA)
12st 2lbs Gearoid Doyle Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
19 BIG ZOUK (IRE) (5yo GR G)
MILAN (GB) / MISS ZOUK (FR) / MARTALINE (GB)
12st 2lbs Denis Paul Murphy Ballinagore (H)
Denis Paul Murphy
 
20 EL TORO ROCCO (IRE) (5yo CH G)
SHIROCCO (GER) / EARTHSHAN (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Emmet Mullins Island (F)
Emmet Mullins
 
21 FOLLOWCATO (IRE) (5yo CH G)
NOTNOWCATO (GB) / FOLLOW THE ICON (GB) / BLACK SAM BELLAMY (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patrick McCarthy Carlow Farmers (F)
William P. Murphy
 
22 HIGH TEA (IRE) (5yo B G)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / THANKS FOR TEA (IRE) / SHANTOU (USA)
12st 2lbs Kevin Ross East Antrim (H)
Kevin Ross
 
23 IT'S HOW U TELL EM (IRE) (5yo CH G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / NADIYA DE LA VEGA (FR) / LOST WORLD (IRE)
12st 2lbs J.P. McManus Co.Limerick (F)
Enda Bolger
 
24 JACOB'S LADDER (IRE) (5yo B G)
MOUNT NELSON (GB) / POCKET CALL (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Ian Buchanan Co.Down (S)
Peter Buchanan
 
25 JEANNOT LAPIN (FR) (5yo CH G)
DOCTOR DINO (FR) / ULTRA BONNE (FR) / NETWORK (GER)
12st 2lbs Sam Curling Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
26 JO COKO (FR) (5yo B G)
COKORIKO (FR) / TREVOLOISE (FR) / EPALO (GER)
12st 2lbs Nicki McCarthy Kildare (F)
Ian McCarthy
 
27 JOCKER DU MOULIN (FR) (5yo BR G)
BUCK'S BOUM (FR) / ARIVOLIE (FR) / NETWORK (GER)
12st 2lbs Peter J. Flood Kildare (F)
Peter J. Flood
 
28 KILVINOGE (IRE) (5yo BR G)
COURT CAVE (IRE) / BLAZING WEST (IRE) / WESTERNER (GB)
12st 2lbs Catherine Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
29 LISNAGAR SOLDIER (IRE) (5yo B G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / ASTA BELLE (FR) / ASTARABAD (USA)
12st 2lbs Denis Fitzgerald Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
30 MILLFORCE (IRE) (5yo B G)
WORKFORCE (GB) / KOLALIYA (FR) / KAHYASI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Orphan Girl Syndicate Island (F)
Liam Kenny
 
31 PATSY'S PRIDE (IRE) (5yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / MUSICAL SHAN (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Paul O'Sullivan Fingal (H)
Claire O'Connell
 
32 WHISPERING DANCER (IRE) (5yo B G)
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (USA) / NEWTOWN DANCER (IRE) / DANEHILL DANCER (IRE)
12st 2lbs Caitriona Goff Island (F)
Michael Goff
 

Preview

MILLFORCE chased home a subsequent sales topper when beaten just over two lengths at Turtulla last month, and with the placed efforts this season already under his belt, he could make that experience count. Jeannot Lapin is a well-bred Doctor Dino gelding, being closely related to a former Champion Hurdler in Epatante, and he came home to good effect at Cragmore on his debut, whilst Achile Des Rocs finished a respectable third in a decent looking Ballinaboola contest recently and should not be discounted.

DEVENISH NUTRITION Winner Of Three

Winners Of Three

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland, which have not won a race under the Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing in any Country and not more than three Point to Point Steeplechase of any description. 4-Y-O Maidens Excluded. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs.

(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BRAVE ENDEAVOUR (IRE) (7yo B G)
ARCTIC COSMOS (USA) / LISACUL LADY (IRE) / SNURGE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Jamie O'Brien Avondhu (F)
Miss M. Harding
 
2 FARMERS FUTURE (IRE) (7yo CH G)
OCOVANGO (GB) / MOLLYDOD (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Niamh Roche Avondhu (F)
Miss M. Harding
 
3 CLASHHILL (IRE) (6yo B G)
OCOVANGO (GB) / STEIN CASTLE (IRE) / SHANTOU (USA)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Caroline McCaldin
 
4 GARM COLOMBE (FR) (8yo B G)
SADDLER MAKER (IRE) / VALSE DE TOUZAINE (FR) / DOM ALCO (FR)
12st 2lbs Cobajay Syndicate Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
5 GLENETTY (IRE) (7yo B M)
CALIFET (FR) / GLEN EILE (IRE) / JURADO (USA)
11st 11lbs Paul O'Sullivan Fingal (H)
Claire O'Connell
 
6 GLOBAL ASSEMBLY (GB) (7yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / ANADAMA (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
7 JOHN THE SPARK (GB) (7yo B G)
TELESCOPE (IRE) / TALLY EM UP (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs Stephen O'Connor Ward Union (S)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
8 MILLIE B (IRE) (6yo B M)
WORKFORCE (GB) / EBONY HOPE (IRE) / BENEFICIAL (GB)
11st 11lbs John Mark O'Leary Clonmel (H)
Tom Keating
 
9 OHZARK (GB) (9yo GR G)
SCHIAPARELLI (GER) / SILVERLINED (GB) / SILVER PATRIARCH (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patrick McGlynn & Philip Lazenby Ballinagore (H)
Richard Black
 
10 POUR ME A DOUBLE (IRE) (8yo B G)
POUR MOI (IRE) / ROCKABOUT (IRE) / ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE)
12st 2lbs The Dashing Dames Syndicate Carlow Farmers (F)
William P. Murphy
 
11 SHIROCCOSMAGICGEM (IRE) (6yo B M)
SHIROCCO (GER) / BLACK MAGIC BABY (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs Liam Cleary Laois (F)
Edward F. Power
 
12 WISE MOVE (IRE) (6yo B G)
SHIROCCO (GER) / OFFSIDE RULE (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
12st 2lbs John O'Donovan Duhallow (F)
John O'Donovan
 

Preview

JOHN THE SPARK came a cropper in the maiden hunter chase at Limerick which brought an end to his winning run, but he could regain the winning thread here for local connections. Ohzark is a very interesting entry as he won by a mile at Loughanre back in April 2022 on his first start for Richard Black. Although not seen since, that had been his first run in over three years so connections are clearly well able to have him fit following an absence, whilst Global Assembly and Wise Move are others for the shortlist.

GAVIN CROMWELL RACING Open

Open Lightweight Race

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens excluded.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)

Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs, 5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 AU FLEURON (FR) (7yo B G)
CRILLON (FR) / LA PELODETTE (FR) / SAGAMIX (FR)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas & Dr. Sam Campbell Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
2 SOME MAN (IRE) (11yo B G)
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) / MISS DENMAN (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Ray Nicholas Route (H)
D.M. Christie
 
3 VAUCELET (FR) (9yo B G)
AUTHORIZED (IRE) / PEGGY PIERJI (FR) / CADOUDAL (FR)
12st 2lbs S.J. Hegarty & Jennifer O'Kane Route (H)
D.M. Christie
 
4 ARVERNE (FR) (9yo B G)
DOCTOR DINO (FR) / ARGOVIE (FR) / ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Danestown Racing Partnership Ward Union (S)
Gavin Cromwell
 
5 EARLY DOORS (FR) (11yo B G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / YMLAEN (IRE) / DESERT PRINCE (IRE)
12st 2lbs J.P. McManus Co.Limerick (F)
Enda Bolger
 
6 LA FELINE (FR) (9yo B M)
MARTALINE (GB) / NAKOTA RAG (FR) / NIKOS (GB)
11st 11lbs J. O'Leary Tipperary (F)
Sam Curling
 
7 ROMEO MAGICO (IRE) (6yo B G)
AFFINISEA (IRE) / CYCLONE LORRAINE (IRE) / STOWAWAY (GB)
12st 2lbs Emmet Mullins Carlow Farmers (F)
Emmet Mullins
 
8 SHOPPING AROUND (IRE) (10yo CH M)
DOYEN (IRE) / BACK TO BAVARIA (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 11lbs Mrs L Skelly & N Skelly Fingal (H)
Tom Dreaper
 
9 STRANGER DANGER (IRE) (9yo B G)
SHOLOKHOV (IRE) / VINORINE (FR) / MAJORIEN (GB)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
10 VIS TA LOI (FR) (10yo CH G)
SMADOUN (FR) / DICTE TA LOI (FR) / LOST WORLD (IRE)
12st 2lbs Nicholas W. O'Reilly Fingal (H)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
11 WOWSHAM (IRE) (9yo B G)
ELZAAM (AUS) / SHAMS WA MATAR (GB) / POLISH PRECEDENT (USA)
12st 2lbs David A. Laverty East Antrim (H)
William Ross Crawford
 

Preview

ROMEO MAGICO shed his maiden tag in a hunter chase at Limerick at Christmas on stable debut, which was a notable feat in itself, and he has since backed up that performance by chasing home the mighty Ferns Lock at Thurles. That is rock-solid form, and he should prove too good for his rivals here. Vaucelet has not yet hit the same heights that he reached last season but is clearly talented, the mare La Feline comes here off a career-best at Bellharbour, whilst Early Doors is a former Galway Plate winner that could make his debut in this sphere.

THE GRAFTON HOTEL & THE ITBA 5yo+ Mares Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O & Upwards Mares

For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old and upwards, Mares only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles  

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BORN BRIGHT (IRE) (5yo B M)
KALANISI (IRE) / BORN NOBLE (IRE) / DUSHYANTOR (USA)
11st 11lbs Paul O'Sullivan Fingal (H)
Claire O'Connell
 
2 GLENETTY (IRE) (7yo B M)
CALIFET (FR) / GLEN EILE (IRE) / JURADO (USA)
11st 6lbs Paul O'Sullivan Fingal (H)
Claire O'Connell
 
3 DERAVARRA ROSE (IRE) (6yo B M)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / DERRAVARRA BAY (IRE) / EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
11st 11lbs Mark L. Fagan Westmeath (F)
Ciaran M. Murphy
 
4 FIRE FORCE (IRE) (5yo B M)
WORKFORCE (GB) / DARAIYNA (FR) / REFUSE TO BEND (IRE)
11st 6lbs Paul J Hennessy & Mrs E Murphy Westmeath (F)
Ciaran M. Murphy
 
5 DANCING SKY (IRE) (5yo B M)
SNOW SKY (GB) / YOUNG AMBITION (IRE) / HERON ISLAND (IRE)
11st 11lbs Thomas Byrne Killinick (H)
Thomas Byrne
 
6 FADE OUT (IRE) (5yo B M)
YOUMZAIN (IRE) / FADE IN (IRE) / EXIT TO NOWHERE (USA)
11st 6lbs Four Of Us Syndicate Kildare (F)
Ross O'Sullivan
 
7 FIDDLEDEE (IRE) (5yo B M)
CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB) / WHISPER ROCK (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 6lbs Rebecca Surman Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
8 JOLISSAINT (FR) (5yo GR M)
KAPGARDE (FR) / CLAMEUR DES OBEAUX (FR) / SADDLER MAKER (IRE)
11st 6lbs R.C.A. Latta Bree (F)
Andrew Latta
 
9 KINGSTON COOLE (IRE) (5yo GR M)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / EVENING SUNSET (GER) / DANSILI (GB)
11st 11lbs D.M. Christie Route (H)
D.M. Christie
 
10 MADAME MAZU (IRE) (5yo B M)
CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB) / FROM ABOVE (IRE) / ANSHAN (GB)
11st 11lbs Ballydonagh Syndicate Bray (H)
Gerard Lawless
 
11 MANDALAY MAGGIE (IRE) (5yo B M)
YOUMZAIN (IRE) / INLANDER (IRE) / MR DINOS (IRE)
11st 11lbs Caitriona Goff Island (F)
Michael Goff
 
12 MARIPOSA ROSE (IRE) (5yo CH M)
DIAMOND BOY (FR) / COURTMAC MEMORIES (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
11st 11lbs Thomas B. Sheridan Ward Union (S)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
13 MY JETTA PLANE (IRE) (5yo B M)
JET AWAY (GB) / SHANNON CHEVI (IRE) / CHEVALIER (IRE)
11st 11lbs Gerard Fox Ward Union (S)
Gerard Fox
 
14 MY POLICY (IRE) (5yo B M)
POLICY MAKER (IRE) / RATHLEEK KATHLEEN (IRE) / ARCADIO (GER)
11st 6lbs Patrick Rooney Ward Union (S)
Patrick Rooney
 
15 RUNAWAY BRIDE (IRE) (5yo CH M)
JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) / WAR BRIDE (GER) / WAR BLADE (GER)
11st 11lbs Three Dudes Syndicate Co.Clare (H)
Paurick O'Connor
 
16 SHANTOU PRINCESS (IRE) (5yo CH M)
SHANTOU (USA) / EN VEDETTE (FR) / ASTARABAD (USA)
11st 6lbs Catherine Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
17 SHUIL SIORAI (IRE) (7yo B M)
MOROZOV (USA) / SHUIL DIREACH (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 6lbs Tom Keating Clonmel (H)
Tom Keating
 

Preview

FIRE FORCE took a big step forward on her seasonal re-appearance at Tinahely last month when only narrowly touched off in a tight three-way finish. A reproduction of that performance would certainly leave here as the one to beat in this. Mariposa Rose is another progressive type, and she was not without her supporters when second at Tyrella, whilst Glenetty bounced back to form at Cragmore.

THE CONSIDINE FAMILY 6yo+ Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O & Upwards Geldings
 
For Certified Hunters aged 6 years old and upwards, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)

Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles  

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BALLYCHUCKY (IRE) (6yo CH G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / GLEAMING SPIRE (GB) / OVERBURY (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Colin S. McKeever
 
2 BALLYKELLY (IRE) (6yo CH G)
COASTAL PATH (GB) / ROSADAME (FR) / BONBON ROSE (FR)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Caroline McCaldin
 
3 CRESTHILL (IRE) (6yo B G)
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) / FASHION TARGET (IRE) / BROKEN HEARTED (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Caroline McCaldin
 
4 BOWTIE (IRE) (9yo B G)
BIG BAD BOB (IRE) / VANITYCASE (IRE) / EDITOR'S NOTE (USA)
12st 2lbs Powers of Timahoe Syndicate South County Dublin(H)
Peter J. Flood
 
5 CAN DADDY DANCE (IRE) (6yo B G)
MAHLER (GB) / KADALVILLE (FR) / KADALKO (FR)
12st 2lbs Johnny C. Hurley Killeagh (H)
Johnny C. Hurley
 
6 CASH CUT (IRE) (6yo B G)
ARCTIC COSMOS (USA) / GOLD CREDIT (IRE) / GOLD WELL (GB)
12st 2lbs John Edward Walsh Shillelagh & District (F)
John Edward Walsh
 
7 FAUCI (IRE) (7yo B G)
KAYF TARA (GB) / SHE TOOK A TREE (FR) / SRI PEKAN (USA)
12st 2lbs Peter Curran Ward Union (S)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
8 FORGOODRFORBAD (IRE) (6yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / DARE TO VENTURE (IRE) / DARAZARI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Mrs C. O'Leary Meath (F)
A.J. Martin
 
9 GOOD BOY LAZARUS (IRE) (7yo B G)
BATTLE OF MARENGO (IRE) / SARAYU (IRE) / BARATHEA (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patrick Coffey Fingal (H)
Claire O'Connell
 
10 HYMIE WEISS (IRE) (8yo CH G)
OCOVANGO (GB) / HAD TO BE DONE (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Patrick Raymond Powell Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
11 JOSIES DYLAN (IRE) (7yo CH G)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / BAIE BARBARA (IRE) / HERON ISLAND (IRE)
11st 11lbs Maeve Carlin East Antrim (H)
Stephen Carlin
 
12 MISTER MURPHY (IRE) (6yo GR G)
MAHLER (GB) / COTTON ALI (IRE) / ALA HOUNAK (IRE)
12st 2lbs D.J. Ryan North Galway (F)
D.J. Ryan
 
13 MR FRAWLEY (IRE) (7yo B G)
SAGEBURG (IRE) / CHIMINEE LAMP (IRE) / PIERRE (GB)
11st 11lbs James Joseph Stafford Ward Union (S)
Paul Stafford
 
14 SHEEPHAVEN FLYER (IRE) (6yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / DERRAVARAGH LILLY (IRE) / KALANISI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Emmet Mullins Carlow Farmers (F)
Emmet Mullins
 
15 TOTTENHAM GREEN (IRE) (6yo BR G)
SHOLOKHOV (IRE) / NEEDED THE RUN (IRE) / BLUEPRINT (IRE)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 

Preview

TOTTENHAM GREEN was never able to land a blow at Tyrella on his return, with the winner slipping the field from an early point, but he has strong form in the book from last season, including when chasing home the recent Naas maiden hurdle winner Cleatus Poolaw at Fairyhouse. He is worth a second chance here. Sheephaven Flyer will ensure that he does not have things all his own way, as he finished just behind a subsequent winner when third at Ballycrystal on stable debut, whilst Can Daddy Dance and Cresthill are others with place claims.
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