Colin Bowe - in double form
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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)