The Fermanagh owned and trained, Top Twig upheld local connections' confidence when winning the Donnelly Motors Open race at Necarne on Saturday.

Trained at Derrylin by David Christie and owned by the Sporting Pointers Syndicate comprising a large group of Fermanagh based businessmen, the winner was achieving the feat of collecting the maximum six permitted races for the third successive season. The winning trainer also completed a 1-2 in the feature with the runner up Judge Deed being a stable companion of the winner.

Friday evening's feature supplied an Ulster success when Rowdy Rampage trained at Newry by Liam Lennon and partnered by Carol Ann Sloan took the Mahon's Hotel Lady Riders open race.

The Ulster Riders Championship was decided over the two days of racing with Jamie Codd gaining his second Northern Title with doubles on both sessions while current title holder and All Ireland Champion, Derek O'Connor recorded a four timer on Saturday with the Stewards aiding his tally when demoting the winner of the finale, Out of the Shade trained by David Christie in favour of the favourite, Billytheship on the grounds of interference in the closing stages of the race.

Irish Champion rider, Derek O'Connor gained a degree of compensation when collecting the prize as Leading Rider at Necarne Castle when just pipping Jamie Codd for the title sponsored by the Killyhevlin Hotel.

FRIDAY EVENING RESULTS FIRST RACE 1st Charlie's Vic [Jamie Codd] 7/2 2nd Vintage Vixon 3rd Cloch Anna 1 - 15 12 ran SECOND RACE 1st Court In Session [Jamie Codd] 6/4 fav 2nd Down Jones Road 3rd Bear Witness 8 - 3 5 ran THIRD RACE 1st Stone [Mark O'Hare] 10/1 2nd Seven Woods 3rd Mad Brian 4 - 1 14 ran FOURTH RACE 1st Rowdy Rampage [Carol Ann Sloan] 4/7 fav 2nd Doranstown Boy 3rd Judge Deed 10 - 5 5 ran FIFTH RACE 1st Queen of The Air [Barry O'Neill] 3/1 2nd Corrag Lass 3rd Nosey Box 12 - 4 17 ran SIXTH RACE 1st Tareesh Lady [Mark O'Hare] 2/1 2nd Run Buggy Run 3rd Aces and Queens 8 - 12 14 ran SATURDAY RESULTS FIRST RACE 1st Cross of Honour [Jamie Codd] 4/1 2nd Prasina Russata 3rd Boardwalk Empire 2 - 10 14 ran SECOND RACE 1st See Double You [RP Mc Nally] 8/1 2nd Bell On Bike 3rd Arc of Stone 3 - 15 9 ran THIRD RACE 1st Tivnacree [Derek O'Connor] 6/1 2nd Notnowlove 3rd Imperial Joey 5 - 4 10 ran FOURTH RACE 1st Top Twig [Derek O'Connor] 1/4 fav 2nd Judge Deed 3rd Sunny Option 1 - 20 7 ran FIFTH RACE 1st Ballinaha Swan [Derek O'Connor] 5/4 fav 2nd Up The Girls 3rd Farfields 1 - 5 13 ran SIXTH RACE - DIVISION ONE 1st Ballyboker Boy [Jamie Codd] 6/4 fav 2nd Soft Three 3rd A Good Sign 1 1/2 - 12 12 ran DIVISION TWO 1st Billytheship [Derek O'Connor] 4/5 fav 2nd Out of The Shade 3rd Macroger 3/4 - dist 1st & 2nd places reversed after inquiry 12 ran