Wins for Kerry jockeys at Easter Festivals
Bryan Copper, Philip Enright and Paddy Kennedy all rode winners over the busy Easter racing period. Day two of the Fairyhouse Festival saw The Holy One, ridden by Paddy Kennedy and trained by Jessica Harrington, take The Farmhouse Novice Handicap Hurdle over 2m. The Court Cave gelding was a 20/1 shot and Paddy was strongly pressed in the run in by Kuiper Belt ridden by his brother, Jack.
Bryan Cooper was successful in The Fairyhouse Steel Handicap Hurdle over 2m 6f. for trainer Michael Smith. Cooper always travelled best and after the last stayed on well to beat Mark Walsh on Spades and Trumps.
In Cork on Sunday, Philip Enright won aboard the Mouse Morris trained Beyond the Law in The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners' Steeple Chase over 2m 4f. Wearing the familiar Alan Pott's colours, Enright challenged two fences from home when travelling smoothly. He was on terms approaching the last and soon led staying on well from Rathnure Rebel in second for trainer Noel Meade. The win is Enright's third inside two weeks.