'High-five' for women jockeys at Roscommon

Tue 10th Jul 2018, 21:30

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By Thomas Weekes
Lady jockeys were responsible for five of the seven winners at Roscommon today as Lisa O'Neill won the last race, the Four Roads (C&G) Bumper, on the Gordon Elliott trained newcomer Galvin.

Katie O'Farrell, Rachael Blackmore (twice) and Jody Townend had earlier ridden winners on the card and O'Neill herself steered newcomer Galvin to a comfortable seven and a half lengths success, over Gateway To Europe.

Winning trainer Elliott later said “he's a grand horse and likes the ground and jumps very well. He likes nice ground and travels like a nice horse.

“He's a horse we might bring to Perth for a bumper because Ronnie (Bartlett) is obviously in Scotland, so we'll see what happens.”

Quotes from Gary Carson

Mullins and Townend combine for bumper win!

Amateur jockey Jody Townend registered her fourth career success, and more importantly her first for new boss Willie Mullins, when landing the concluding EBF (Mares)(Ladies Pro/AM) Bumper at Roscommon today on the Champion Trainer's Supreme Trix.