Outlawed Tunes hits right notein maiden

The Brian Lordan-trained newcomer Outlawed Tunes hinted that a bright track career lies in wait by destroying the opposition in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden at yesterday’s Waterford Foxhounds point-to-point meeting at Lisselan outside Tramore.

On an afternoon that witnessed just six races, Outlawed Tunes (7/1) tracked Ofallthestars in second spot until going to the front at half-way in this truly run 17-runner contest.

The eventual winner eased clear for Benny Walsh from four out and the son of Lord Americo duly defeated the vastly more-experienced Loudmouth by 15 lengths in the colours of Noeleen Jones with a six-length gap to the third-placed newcomer Byrnes Rock.

Jordan, who trains just six horses in Kilmore, Co Wexford said: “My horses were not quite right for a fair while and this fellow is only back in work now a couple of weeks. He seems a right horse.”

Outawed Tunes, a late-May foal that was purchased at last year’s Derby sale, is an own-brother to Five colours, who was placed second in a Grade 2 novice hurdle for Alan King at Haydock last season.

Bach To Whitingbay was a desperately unlucky loser in the winners of one. Richard Morrisssey’s Bach To Whitingbay, an authoritative maiden winner at Kilsheelan in October, took up the running travelling well after the fourth last of the 12 obstacles and he was all of 20 lengths clear when falling at the final fence.

Cadilac Jack (5/1) was then left clear to record a quite fortuitous success for Dunbell, Co Kilkenny-based owner/trainer. Daniety finished third in this race, but she was disqualified when her rider Michael Roche failed to weigh-in.

Cadilac Jack’s rider Ciaran Fennessy went away with two winners for he also took the five and six-year-old mares’ maiden aboard Tom Cummins’ Millie Le Bach (2/1).

The white-faced Millie Le Bach, owned by Clashmore-based Cummins’ wife Alice, made most of the running and the recent Liscarroll sixth bravely fought off ex-track performer Midnight Molly from the final fence to oblige by a half-length in what was the closest finish of the afternoon. Cummins actually received a restricted training licence last week.

Josh Halley (20) limbered up for his mount aboard Herons Well in this Thursday’s Aintree Foxhunters by winning the opening four-year-old maiden aboard his father John’s newcomer Parting Way (5/1).

A son of Golan, Parting Way made all the running in this nine-runner contest to defeat Cracking Star by two lengths in the style of a probable track winner. This win was particularly sweet for Halley senior as he’s originally a native of Tramore.

Paul Kiely, a 19-year-old from Cappagh that works with Philip Fenton, recorded his second career success aboard his elder brother Tom’s Daintydavey (11/4) in the six-year-old and upwards geldings’ maiden.

Daintydavey, runner-up in the Dungarvan confined hunt maiden in January, took up the running after the second last en-route to beating Do You Feel Lucky by four lengths. Incidentally, Daintydavey fell at the final fence when destined to finish second to Doctor Ric in this same race 12 months ago.

Walter Power’s ex-track campaigner Marshim (6/4) made all the running with the in-form Declan Queally in the confined hunt maiden to beat newcomer Theklana by three length. It’s possible that the ten-year-old Marshim, representing Peter Wall from Bonnemahon, will now contest a hunters chase. Mikey O’Connor sustained a suspected dislocated ankle when unseated from Fairy Court, who was then withdrawn, on the way to the start in this race.

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