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UK Point-to-Point Round Up - 17th May

UK Point-to-Point Round Up - 17th May

 8 UK point-to-points took place over the weekend with 21 former Irish pointers gaining success for their new connections.

Saturday 12th May

The club member’s conditions race went to the nine-year-old High Hatton for Jonathan Tudor. The son Silver Patriarch who was third at Rathmorrisey for Roisin Hickey in a four-year-old maiden in April 2013.
This was High Hatton’s sixth career success in UK point-to-points and his first success this season.

Stage One, a winner for Warren Ewing in 2015 registered his first UK point-to-point win when he was the 10 length winner of the restricted race for his new handler Alan Hill on what was his fifth start this spring having also finished runner-up at Ampton in March.
The son King’s Theatre was also third on five occasions on the track for the Dan Skelton yard.

Marcle Ridge registered comfortable 20 length success in the open maiden race for his rider/handler combination of Sam Jukes.
The six-year-old was second on his debut in a five-year-old gelding’s maiden at Ballyvodock last January for the Paul Cashman before moving to his new connections. The son of Presenting had disappointed on his initial two starts in UK point-to-points this spring having fallen on his debut at Larkhill before pulling up at Cold Harbour on the sixth of May.

Sunday 13th May
The 10-year-old Inishturk Lad registered his first success for his handler, John Dawson in the restricted race by three quarters of a length having finished third on his previous run at the same track on the 29th April.
 A winner at Kildorrery in 2013 for Edmond Kent, Inishturk Lad also finished runner-up on two starts on the track for Seamus Spillane before being sold for £6,500 at the Tattersalls Ireland Ascot July sale to Ryan Mahon.

The Dean Summersby-trained Honest Deed secured his sixth UK point’s win of his career when he was the six length winner of the confined race over the former Cian Hughes-trained Awesome Tunes.
The son of Kadeed was runner-up in the confined maiden at Ballyvodock in January last year for P J Healy. The nine-year-old was a winner at Flete Park on the 05th May having also won at Cherybrook and Kilworthy this Spring.

SPOTLIGHT HORSE: Lightonthemountain
Lightonthemountain recorded his second consecutive victory this season when he took the restricted race by two and a quarter lengths for the Hannah Jones yard.
The son of Mountain High had five starts for Sean Doyle last spring with his latest run coming at Grennan in May where he finished fifth before being sold at the Goffs UK May sale for £1,500 and has been a profitable purchase for his new connections as he has not finished out of the first two on three of his five UK pointing starts to date.

The former Denis Murphy-trained Max O gained his second UK point-to-point success of the season when he returned home the one length winner of the club member’s conditions race.
Now in the care of Richard Armson, the eight-year-old was also a winner at Garthorpe last June having finished placed on seven starts for his new connections. The son of Brian Boru was third at Ballingarry in 2014 in a four-year-old maiden. Max O was sold at the Ascot June sales in 2015 for £4,000 to Dale Peters.

Burn Baby Byrne was a winner of her five-year-old mares maiden at Durrow in March only to be demoted to second after the race for the Shirley Berry yard, having also finished runner-up on her debut at Belclare.
The daughter of Malinas secured a comprehensive 25 length success for the Evan Willimas yard in the two and a half mile open maiden, on what was her first start for her new connections. 
Below is a full list of Irish point-to-point graduates who won over the weekend.

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