Four winners for Wexford connections up north
The weekend action began on Saturday with the East Down meeting at Tyrella and Wexford connections did well, with four winners.
In the first race Barry O'Neill took advantage of Derek O'Connor being unseated at the last to bring home the Colm Bowe-trained Bidasse, despite suffering a mishap himself and having to finish without his irons. Jamie Codd was second on Sergeant Bradley.
Codd did have a winner on odds-on favourite Count Massini, and Harley Dunne made all on Michael Goff's Butlergrove King in the winner-of-three event. Robert James from Kiltealy survived a stewards' enquiry to lift the five- and six-year-old maiden on Josh's Sister, trained by Donnchadh Doyle and owned by Michael Kearney.
O'Connor did have one winner, being followed home by the same Robert James/Donnchadh Doyle combination on the Monbeg Syndicate's A Bold Move.
O'Connor also had two winners at the Horse and Jockey meeting on Sunday to match Codd's three over the two days and he is on 50 for the season, Jamie Codd is on 45 and Barry O'Neill on 27.
Colin Bowe from Kiltealy now leads the trainers' list on 16, with Robert Tyner on 14, Gordon Elliott on 13; Donnchadh Doyle, Ballindaggin, shares fourth place with nine winners.