Bowe doubles up with Theater

Wed 20th May 2015, 20:45

photoColin Bowe - in double form
©Healy Racing Photos
Colin Bowe may not have been at Sligo, due to his presence at the sales in Doncaster, but things have gone swimmingly in his absence, as the Wexford handler's two runners both did the business, at combined odds of 17/1.

Mark Walsh rode the earlier Bowe scorer, Mollyanna, but it was David Mullins that was in the plate for the win of Mells Theater in the Martinstown Opportunity Maiden Hurdle.

Here, favourite Definite Earl looked a winner when heading Rightback Atya at the last, but he had nothing left to offer in the closing stages.

At the line Mells Theater had two lengths in hand over Definite Earl, with three and three parts of a length to Rightback Atya in third.

< Definite Earl had jumped across Rightback Atya at the last, but there was no alteration to the judge's placings after an enquiry.

Mells Theater, previously a winner 'between the flags,' is a half-brother to a Grade 1 winner in Garruth, and his owner, William Woolmington is based in Wicklow town.

C.D. Maxwell, rider of Hazinowings trained by Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

(AM & EM)

Some Drama but patience pays off

Good things come to those that wait, and connections of Some Drama, on start number nineteen, having begun at Gowran way back in April 2011, were rewarded for their patience when he finally shed his maiden tag in the Ellen's Pub Maugherow Handicap Hurdle at Sligo.

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