It’s Ladies Day this Mothers Day in the Point to Point fields!


The Point to Point roadshow moves on this weekend to Durrow for the Brosna Foxhound meeting on Saturday, with the Co Offaly track also staging the second of their two day fixture on Sunday the 30th. They share Mothers Day with the Cloyne Hunt meeting at Dromahane and the Bree Foxhound fixture at Monksgrange.

In a strange way its the “women” who take centre stage with the only two Open Lightweights scheduled of the weekend being a Mares Open at Dromahane and a Ladies Open at Durrow.

With Glenwood, Tullamore sponsoring the Ladies Open a bumper entry of 18 horses are listed for the fixture on the 30th.

With a really classy line up it is shaping up as the race of the weekend with Oscar Barton, Davy From Milan, Long Strand, Pocket Reader and Sebadee all in the mix.

Sam Curling has had the 9 year old Oscar gelding Oscar Barton in really good form of late running prominently at Lismore and Lemonfield in Open company under Derek O’Connor.

Davy From Milan has tried to step up from the point to point fields to Hunter Chase’s for Eoin Doyle twice this month and while running well for Barry O’Neill hasn’t gotten his head in front.

He might return to this level on Sunday but there is no guarantee that he will have it all his own way.

Long Strand is a bit of a standing dish at Lingstown over the “banks” and while winning a really good Open at Bandon for Evanna McCutcheon the 10 year old son of Saddlers’ Hall will need to even better that mark to win here.

With the 8 year old Sonus gelding Pocket Reader and Irene Walsh finishing second at Bandon, they didn’t build on that good run at Kilworth failing to ignite behind Capal Dubh Alainn and the disqualified Isourbell.

When you add in Denis Cullen’s Sebadee coming right back to form at Ballyraggett under Sonny Carey following a very lack lustre performance at Punchestown in December his declaration here is one to be noted. The Cape Cross 10 year old saw his form franked at Borris last week with Vital Plot whom he defeated at the Co Kilkenny meeting winning convincingly.

Throw in River Call for Aine Dagg and Annie Bowles’s Nedzer’s Return and the only mare in the field Mandy Carroll and it promises much.

It’s potentially a very good race with all of our top Lady riders pitting their skills against one an other.

The equine Ladies have there day at the Dromahane with East Cork Oil Mares Open sponsoring the Cloyne Hunt race.

With 8 entries here the previously mentioned Mandy Carroll has an entry at the Co Cork meeting with the John Walsh trained Carroll House 10 year old likely to try her luck at this venue.

The regular mount of young Co Wexford based jockey Gary Murphy, the much placed mare has found it hard to get home in front over the years.

As is customary when Sheila Ahern faces the starter on the 12 year old Isourbell they will all have to try to get past this pair of ladies if they hope to win.

While a beaten second at Kilworth the Executive Perk mare still ran creditably to merit consideration here.

One or two other entries are noticeable with Paul Flynn’s Pops Well could well make the transition from Winners Class under Ciaran Fennessy here. While Robert Tyners Bingo Bash and Evanna McCutcheon’s Nhakira are also worthy of mention.

It is a genuine Ladies day this Mothers Day go on out and enjoy it!



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