The Nephew delivers on debut for Curling at The Folly

The Ward Union Hunt point-to-point returned after a 38-year absence to The Folly outside the village of Oldtown in north Co Dublin on Saturday.

This galloping right-handed track, which hosted the Wards from 1963 to 1974, is without doubt one of the best circuits in the country and trainer Sam Curling will certainly treasure fond memories of his visit to the venue for his charge The Nephew recorded an impressive debut success with John Barry in the opening two and a half mile four-year-old maiden.

The Nephew (3/1), owned by London-domiciled Dubliner Alan Harte, made all the running and he readily quickened clear of the well-touted Thunder And Roses in the closing stages to thwart Pat Doyle’s charge by three lengths.

Glenfinn Captain (7/2), a former nine-time track winner for Tom Taaffe and ex-owner JP McManus, rolled back the years by winning the open lightweight at the age of 13.

The David Broad-trained Glenfinn Captain led from the fifth fence and the veteran bravely kept pulling out more with his owner Conor McGuinness on the climb from the final fence to thwart Glaczer Flyer by a half-length.

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