Review Listowel 13th Sep

Wed 13th Sep 2017, 19:00

Potters Point gave Gordon Elliott and Lisa O'Neill back-to-back victories in the Guinness Kerry National Handicap Chase on day three of the Listowel Festival.

The trainer and jockey combination landed the valuable contest 12 months ago with Wrath Of Titans and repeated the dose for Gigginstown House Stud as the 8-1 chance took it up from Bay Of Freedom approaching the last.

Arkwrisht asked serious questions late on in the same colours, but Andrew Ring had lost his irons and eventually went down by half a length.

Riven Light registered his first triumph at Listed level as he justified 11-8 favouritism in the Edmund & Josie Whelan Memorial Listowel Stakes.

Willie Mullins' progressive five-year-old went clear halfway down the straight and although Zawraq eventually ate into the lead, the line came in time for Riven Light, who scored by three-quarters of a length.

Mullins completed a double on the mixed card as Fabulous Saga (8-13fav) landed the odds by 20 lengths from Young Turk in the Ballygarry House Hotel Novice Hurdle.

The application of blinkers worked the oracle for Grey Willow (6-1) in the Listowel Arms Handicap.

Joe Murphy's filly had shown only glimpses of promise in five previous outings but took a significant step forward, with an impressive change of gear inside the final quarter-mile carrying her to a neck defeat of Galtymor.

All The Mollies (10-1) is proven over further than the seven furlongs of the Exchange Inn Ballybunion & Kevin Broderick's Bar Listowel Handicap and that stamina helped her home four and a quarter lengths in front of Keep Believing.

Hurricane Twister (16-1) has looked a shadow of his former self this term but proved there is still plenty of life in him in the Seamus Mulvaney Handicap.

The 10-year-old dictated terms to suit himself and stormed five lengths clear of Nannys Well.

Wonder Laish (1-2fav) battled back after a last-flight mistake to beat Iusetaluvheronce by a length and three-quarters in the M.S.D Animal Health Maiden Hurdle, while James Eclipse (8-1) held the fa

Cummins ends 35year wait for Listowel winner

James Eclipse’s win in the concluding Listowel Vintners Association Bumper at Listowel today, was followed by wild celebrations by his trainer Tom Cummins who was achieving a lifelong ambition to train a Listowel festival winner and later remembered two deceased people in his post-race summation.

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