Twig top of the tree again for local connections
Published: 19 May 2011 13:000 comments
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
1st Charlie's Vic [Jamie Codd] 7/2
2nd Vintage Vixon
3rd Cloch Anna
1 - 15 12 ran
1st Court In Session [Jamie Codd] 6/4 fav
2nd Down Jones Road
3rd Bear Witness
8 - 3 5 ran
1st Stone [Mark O'Hare] 10/1
2nd Seven Woods
3rd Mad Brian
4 - 1 14 ran
1st Rowdy Rampage
[Carol Ann Sloan] 4/7 fav
2nd Doranstown Boy
3rd Judge Deed
10 - 5 5 ran
1st Queen of The Air [Barry O'Neill] 3/1
2nd Corrag Lass
3rd Nosey Box
12 - 4 17 ran
1st Tareesh Lady [Mark O'Hare] 2/1
2nd Run Buggy Run
3rd Aces and Queens
8 - 12 14 ran
1st Cross of Honour
[Jamie Codd] 4/1
2nd Prasina Russata
3rd Boardwalk Empire
2 - 10 14 ran
1st See Double You [RP Mc Nally] 8/1
2nd Bell On Bike
3rd Arc of Stone
3 - 15 9 ran
1st Tivnacree [Derek O'Connor] 6/1
3rd Imperial Joey
5 - 4 10 ran
1st Top Twig [Derek O'Connor] 1/4 fav
2nd Judge Deed
3rd Sunny Option
1 - 20 7 ran
1st Ballinaha Swan
[Derek O'Connor] 5/4 fav
2nd Up The Girls
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
[Derek O'Connor] 4/5 fav
2nd Out of The Shade
3/4 - dist 1st & 2nd places
reversed after inquiry
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