Week 4: Autumn point-to-point season

28/10/2017 Lisronagh  (soft/heavy) 4yo mares maiden: Ratings of 81 and 82 has not been a particularly strong recommendation in the past for winning 4yo mares compared to the ratings for geldings which have inflated by between 5% and 10% over the past 10 years...

Week 3: Autumn point-to-point season

22/10/2017 Rathcannon  (soft/heavy) 4yo maiden: It seems a long time ago and it is – 2007/08 in fact – since Eric McNamara trained 25 winners in a National Hunt season. Many lean years follow but last season (2016/17) showed an upswing in his fortunes when 9 winners...

Week 2: Autumn point-to-point season

14/10/2015 Loughanmore  (soft)  4yo maiden:   “A hell of a horse” You can set your watch about Colin McKeever having an early one ready for a 4yo maiden and he duly obliged with his first runner at a northern meeting. Blue Flight (C McKeever) by Blue Bresil 25- (R92)...

Week 1: Autumn point-to-point season

 8/10/2017: Castletown-Geoghegan (yield-soft) 4yo maiden: The 2017/18 point-to-point season got off to a somewhat belated start this year and Wexford’s Colin Bowe, champion handler for the past three seasons, wasted no time in getting off the mark in the 4yo maiden...

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