KILWORTH trainer Sean O'Brien came back to top form after a quiet spell at Punchestown races on Tuesday last where his charge Caoimhe's Delight, owned by his wife Caroline and given a splendid confident drive by Fermoy amateur Ciaran Fennessy, was a hugely impressive five length winne of the concluding 2ml 2f mares' flat race.
Well placed from the outset she traveled well in third at halfway four out she went second and could be called the likely winner as she cruised into the straight in the lead Fennessy, who rode the perfect race on the favoured rails position right through, left nothing to chance as he took a quick glance behind as Kemins Way threatened, but the useful sixd year old, found another gear and quickly ascerted,to put the issue beyond doubt in the final 100 yards.
A 20 length winner of her point to point at Ballysteen last April she showed excellent potential at Tipperary recently when collared close home and as her trainer explained: "She's a very useful mare and just idles when she gets to the front and this is what happened her at Tipperary last time."
She may have been value for more than the winning margin and looks as though she will get a trip she could be useful over hurdles later.
On the same card Killavullen Mallow trainer Tom Nagle, sent out recent Loughrea point to point winner 9/4 chance Just A Par, under Tom Doyle to a most impressive seven length win of the 2ml 4f maiden hurdle, while Mallow jockey Martin Ferris completed a fine afternoon for Cork owners trainers and jockeys by winning the 3ml handicap hurdle on recent scorer 6/1 chance Vic Chic for Killenaule, Co Tipperary trainer Julie Weston.
Youghal rider Davy Russell won the opening beginners chase on the hugely impressive Dedigout for Meath trainer Tony Martin. Thurles win for Culloty MALLOW trainer Jim Culloty , who had earlier in the day, supplied two well supported beaten favourites had better fortune in the concluding bumper at Thurles races on Thursday last where his first time out charge 7/1 chance Heath Hunter under top amateur Robbie McNamara were hugely impressive five length winners from Curavicious.
Well placed from the outset he was sent to the front with a circuit to race and defied all challenges as they arose in the straight to race home a clear cut winner. The son of Shantou out of a sister to Nick Dundee and Ned Kelly will contest a winners bumper, if not sold in the meantime, according to his trainer, who currently has 20 riding out with 10 for the track.
At the same meeting Youghal rider davy Russell dominated the card scoring a treble on 12/1 chance Tillahow in the beginners chase, Roi Du Mee 9/10fav in the listed feature chase and 7/1 chance Home farm in the 2ml2f maiden hurdle.
In England on Thursday innishannon jockey Aidan coleman won the 3ml handicap hurdle at Musselburgh on 7/2 chance monetary
fund for Venetia Williams Mallow Races CORK Racecourse, Mallow is the place to be on Sunday next, November 18 for a great afternoon of top class and valuable national hunt racing, which commences at 12.45pm featuring the €27,500 CorkRacecourse.ie Grade C handicap hurdle over 2ml4f .
Strongly supported by the Christmas Party Raceday December 9, handicap chase of 22500euros over two miles. The card is completed with the following races, 2ml maiden hurdle ,2ml conditions hurdle, 2ml 5f beginners chase, 2ml 4f maiden hurdle and 2ml bumper . Naas win for O'Sullivan LOMBARDSTOWN trainer Eugene O'Sullivan produced a tremendous training performance at Nass races on Saturday, where he sent out a Descent Excuse under Dingle jockey Pat Kennedy to a hugely impressive distance win of the 3ml maiden hurdle in very heavy conditions.
The winner is owned by the most successful Kilshanig Racing Club, whose members are all local neighbours and friends of the trainer. Warwick wins MACROOM jockey Noel Fehilly and Dunmanway apprentice Gavin Sheehan were both in top form at Warwick races on Wednesday, where they each had a winner.
Noel Fehilly won the class 3 novice chase on 15/8 chance Hazy Tom for trainer Charlie Longsdon making all the running, staying on well to win by less than a length from Cantlow, while Sheehan won the 3ml1f novice hurdle on the well supported 7/2 to 3/1 chance Duke of Monmouth for his retaining stable of Charlie Mann making most of the running to win by three lengths from Definite Chance.
At Wincanton on Saturday Innishannon jockey Aidan Coleman, won the valuable £25,000 2ml 5f novice chase on 9/1 chance Houblon Des Obeaux for his retaining stable of Venetia Williams, making every yard of the running. Dundalk win for Sweeney CASTLELYONS trainer Roger Sweeney made the long trip to Dundalk races on Friday night last well worthwhile, where he won the 1ml handicap with his wife Joan's 14/1 chance Khelkino , given a superb drive by Billy Lee.
Settled in rear early on, he seemed to have plenty to do when switched right two out only seventh with a furlong to race, he simply flew home to get on top in the shadow of the post to win by less than a length from Coppertop.