Eleven winners for Wexford riders
In Britain, it was another very good week for Wexford riders with quite a small 'team' collecting eleven winners between them.
Taghmon man, Pat McDonald, led the way with five; Jimmy Quinn from New Ross put in a lot of miles to pick up three, and there was one each for Pat Dobbs (Enniscorthy), Tom O'Brien (Adamstown) and Daryl Jacob (Davidstown).
The week began on a good note for Pat McDonald (Taghmon) when he scored on Monday at Ayr aboard Royal Sheen (9/4) for Alastair Whilans, and Jimmy Quinn (New Ross) had a nice 7/1 winner at Ffos Las in Wales in Captain Sedgewick for John Spearing.
It was not all plain sailing and on Tuesday McDonald had a couple of placings in the afternoon at Beverley and then went on to Thirsk for a single ride on Correggio (8/1) for Mickey Hammond and was frustratingly second again, behind an 80/1 shocker, Hayward Field.
Daryl Jacob has been having a quiet time lately, but did pick up a winner on Taws (11/10f) for Brian Millman at Worcester.
On Wednesday, McDonald kept up his impressive strike rate with a nice win on Searanger (11/4) for Rebecca Menzies at Catterick, and he had a double at Doncaster on Thursday evening and two seconds from just four rides.
He won on Laurens (9/2) for Karl Burke and on 25/1 outsider, Desert Way, for Rebecca Menzies.
Jimmy Quinn seems to take more solo rides at more meetings than most. He went to Yarmouth for one in the last on Wednesday evening and duly obliged on Cool Breeze (7/2) for David Simcock.
On Thursday he had two more - he was unplaced in the 4.20 at Leicester and travelled 80 miles to Doncaster for the 6.40 where he duly won on Song of Summer (7/1) for Archie Watson.
He had one at Newbury in the big sales race on Saturday and picked over £7,000 for being sixth, and then went to Lingfield that evening and was second on Esspeegee (4/1) for Mrs. P. Evans.
Pat Dobbs had a very nice winner on Friday in Mistress Quickly (7/2f) for Ralph Beckett in the £25,000 feature at Newbury, beating Jim Crowley on Notice by two and a quarter lengths.
McDonald picked up another winner on Saturday at Newmarket for Mark Johnston on Love Dreams (7/4f) in a seven-furlong handicap.
Tom O'Brien pulled off a 25/1 shocker over jumps at Market Rasen on Saturday aboard J.J. Quinn's Chebsey Beau, beating Lovely Job (11/8f).