Mangan And O'Connor The Men To Follow

Wed 5th Dec 2012, 08:24

Indian Castle did the job well for Jimmy Mangan and Mikey O'Connor at Ballindenisk last Sunday
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Mikey O'Connor and Jimmy Mangan were the men to follow at the United Hunt Club point-to-point at Ballindenisk last Sunday. O'Connor had a treble whilst Mangan registered a brace.

The pair combined with Indian Castle in the second divide of The Committee 4-y-o Maiden. Likely sales-bound now, Mary Mangan's youngster, with the benefit of two previous outings under his belt, convincingly accounted for the front-running Nearly Nama'd by eight lengths.

Mangan's other winner was Oscar Delta, in a very decent renewal of the O'Connell Transport Ltd Open Lightweight. Jane Mangan did the steering on the twice Christie's Foxhunter third, and the now nine-year-old dispensed with Boxing Along by four lengths.

O'Connor's other two winners came for Mick Winters on Mollydod (coming back after over three and a half years out of action) in a divide of the mares maiden and on Kevin O'Sullivan's (started off Barrakilla 'between the flags') Hie Mossy in the finale.

Elsewhere Fence Me In is one to keep on the right side of as he maintained his 100 per cent record for Tom Keating under James 'Corky' Carroll in the E P S Ltd Winners Of Two.

Meanwhile Benny Crowley got off the mark as a handler with Robin Victoria (Colin Motherway up) in the Johnnys Restaurant, Watergrasshill 5-y-o & upwards Mares' Maiden (division one). (EM)

Maguire has another good one in Carraig Mor

In 1992 Adrian Maguire guided Sibton Abbey to Hennessy Gold Cup glory at Newbury and of course he famously started off Denman 'between the flags.' 'The tank' won the early winter highlight in 2007 and 2009, so it was fitting on the weekend of this year's renewal of the big three and a quarter miler, that Maguire would introduce another potential top-notcher in the shape of Carraig Mor.