Molloy Off The Mark At Boulta

Tue 27th Nov 2012, 20:13

She had luck on her side but Treacy's Star got Martin Molloy off the mark at Boulta on Sunday
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Famous Irish tenors, Ronan Tynan and Anthony Kearns would have hit a high note at Boulta point-to-point last Sunday had the last fence not intervened.

Their Donnchadh Doyle-trained Black Sam Bellamy newcomer, Dashing Lady was in possession of a two length lead, going best, when crashing out at the final obstacle.

It's an ill wind that blows no good though and the grateful recipient of Dashing Lady's misfortune was Pat Fahy's Treacy's Star. She supplied her rider, Martin Molloy, a twenty-year-old from Carnew, County Wicklow, with his first winner in the plate.

Tynan and Kearns had the market-leading, Lily Of Killarney in the next. However she didn't measure up to expectations behind fellow Wexford raider, Vinnieslittle Lamb (Derek O'Connor up for handler Sean Finn).

John Thomas McNamara had a brace on the nine race card, on the Shark Hanlon's Rare Legend and on Sophies Shadow (a first winner for John Dwyer, an owner/trainer based in Dundrum, County Tipperary).

Handler Paul O'Flynn, an All-Ireland winning Cork footballer in 2010, had a double also, with Ciaran Fennessy, courtesy of Quarryking and Nevskij.

Mikey O'Connor got on the score-sheet aboard Louis Archdeacon's Oscar Fortune whilst the other couple of winners were Henry de Bromhead's Never Complain (Paul Power up) and The Blarney Rose (Eugene O'Sullivan & Brendan Crowley). (EM)

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