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UK Point-to-Point Round Up - 07th February

UK Point-to-Point Round Up - 07th February

The UK point-to-point action continued with a busy weekend of action with four meetings staged over the beginning of February.

The Cambridgeshire fixture at Horseheath hosted their first meeting of the new season on Sunday 04th February with four former Irish pointers in the winner’s enclosure.


The seven-year-old Keel Over (pictured) made a winning start on his UK point-to-point debut for his new handler, Michael Kehoe in the open maiden. The son of Gamut had been under the care of Cormac Doyle, with his most recent run being at Aghabullogue on the 07th January where he was second to Emerald Chieftain having also finished third at Mainstown in December.

Other winners on the day included the Terence O’Brien-trained Blue Mountain Boy, who was a dual winner last season at Inch and Dromahane in April, won in the hands of Gina Andrews in the Ladies open having been brought down at Higham the previous Saturday.

Also winning at Horseheath was Welsh’s Castle in the restricted race on what was the former Sean Doyle-trained runner’s first appearance of the season for David Kemp, as well as the former Patrick Moakley-trained Hazel Hill who was placed twice in 2014 and is now unbeaten in his ten UK point-to-point starts.

The second meeting of the year was held at Alnwick in Northumberland where the former Lisronagh runner-up, Sir Lonica secured his second UK point-to-point win in the restricted race for his Yorkshire-based handler Justin Landy. The son of Craigsteel ran out a comfortable 20 length winner in the hands of Joe Wright for his new owners, The Gold and Silver Club.

Milborne St Andrew staged its first meeting of the season also on Sunday 04th February.

SPOTLIGHT HORSE: Blackwater Bramble

Blackwater Bramble, who won his five-year-old maiden at Dromahane in April 2016 for T.J Nagle in the colours of Denman’s owner Paul Barber with David Martin, ran out an impressive 20 length winner of the restricted race on what was his first start for his new handler, Jade Barber.

Also in the winners enclosure was the former Paul Flynn-trained Boher Call in the hunt member’s race. Now under the care of Richard Bandey, the former Lisronagh winner also won four chases on the track.

Also winning at the Dorset track was former Lisronagh runner-up, Facile Bien for the Robert Waley Cohen yard in the hands of his son Sam following his third placed run at Larkhill in January.

The Western’s Hunt meeting at Wadebridge in Cornwall saw five Irish point-to-point graduates in the winner’s enclosure.


The Two Amigos, a Ballysteen four-year-old winner for Michael Goff in April 2016, secured his third UK point-to-point success for the Nicola Martin yard having won at the same course on all three fixtures held there so far this season. The six-year-old son of Midnight Legend was bought at the Goffs Punchestown sale for €30,000 and had also finished runner-up in a handicap hurdle at Taunton in March for David Pipe.

The Dean Summersby-trained Robin De Souza secured his second win of the season at Wadebridge having won there on the 07th January.

Also scoring at Wadebridge was Heaney in the Confined for Claire Wonnacott.The now 11-year-old was second in an open at Belluragn Park last April behind Ourmanmassini. Raloo Rocket won on his UK Points debut for Emma Summersby having ran six times for the Ashleigh Murphy yard.

Double Captain lost his maiden tag in the restricted race for Katherine Hawke following his win at Cregg in 2014 for Eoin Doyle.

04.02.18 Horseheath Hazel Hill Mens Open patrick Moakley 2014
04.02.18 Horseheath Blue Mountain Boy Ladies Open Terence O'Brien 2017
04.02.18 Horseheath Welsh's Castle Restricted Sean Doyle 2016
04.02.18 Horseheath Keel Over Open Maiden Cormac Doyle 2018
04.02.18 Alnwick Sir Lonica Restricted M.J.Berry 2016
04.02.18 Milborne St Andrew Boher Call Hunt Members Paul Flynn 2015
04.02.18 Milborne St Andrew Blackwater Bramble Restricted T.J.Nagle 2016
04.02.18 Milborne St Andrew Facile Bien Mens Open Bernard Crowley 2016
04.02.18 Wadebridge Heaney Confined B.R.Hamilton 2017
04.02.18 Wadbridge The Two Amigos Intermediate Michael Goff 2016
04.02.18 Wadebridge Raloo Rocket Open Maiden Ashleigh Murphy 2017
04.02.18 Wadebridge Robin De Souza Mens Open Sean Finn 2015
04.02.18 Wadebridge Double Captain Restricted Eoin Doyle 2017


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