Jockey Fogarty wins on long shot twice in one week
Cleariestown native Mikey Fogarty was celebrating another long-priced winner at Punchestown on Saturday when he teamed up with trainer Louise Hallahan to take the three-mile, one-furlong handicap chase with Fr Humphrey (16/1).
It was Fogarty's second winner in a week after he produced another longshot, Miley Shah (40/1), to see off Ted Veale to win the two-mile, four-furlong hurdle for Tullow trainer Joe Kenny at Killarney on Monday last.
Oylegate man Jim Bolger was the man in form at Naas on Wednesday where he shared three winners with Kevin Manning. He looks to have a fine juvenile on his hands with Round Two who made an impressive winning debut in the six furlongs Fishery Lane Race and is Royal Ascot bound.
Pleascach looked a filly to follow after her runaway success in the Group 3 Blue Wind Stakes and she could now be aimed at the Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Novis Adventus, who completed the hat-trick, showed plenty of determination to win the ten furlongs maiden and he too should continue to pay his way.
Racing takes place at the following Irish racetracks over the coming week: Dundalk, Tuesday, May 19 (first race 6.10 p.m.); Sligo, Wednesday, May 20 (first race 6 p.m.); Clonmel, Thursday, May 21 (first race 5.40 p.m.); Cork, Friday, May 22 (first race 5.30 p.m.); Curragh, Saturday, May 23 (first race 1.40 p.m.), and the Curragh, Sunday, May 24 (first race 1.40 p.m.).