BEHENAUGH, Knocknagoshel amateur jockey Gerry Mangan scored a splendid double at Lisronagh Clonmel point-to-point races on Sunday last, on 14/1 chance Ballyroan, for trainer Colin McKeever, which won by two lengths from Imperial Oscar.
Mangan went on to score a hugely impressive 15 lengths win, on 6/1 chance Lord Heathfield, in the 6-year old geldings maiden for trainer William Elliott.
Meanwhile, Temple, Athea owner, trainer and rider Eoin McCarthy produced an outstanding training performance at Lisronagh Clonmel point-to-point last Sunday last, where he saddled Sergeant Mattie, well ridden by himself, to win the 4-year old geldings maiden impressively by four lengths. Prominent from the outset, the sweet jumping winner went to the front with a mile to race, and was never subsequently headed, producing a magnificent display of staying and jumping ability to win comfortably.
This exciting sort is for sale, according to his trainer, who trains a powerful 18-strong string at his base at Bunagara, Listowel, in partnership with his cousin, talented amateur rider Shane Tierney, and they have room for a limited number at their base.