The Bishop Looney makes it day to savour for Emma Nagle

Whilst weather conditions were wet and windy at yesterday’s United Foxhounds point-to-point fixture at Ballindenisk, it’s a day that will live long in the memory of 18-year-old Emma Nagle from Kilavullen as she claimed her first winner aboard her father TJ Nagle Junior’s homebred The Bishop Looney in the novice riders open.
The Bishop Looney makes it day to savour for Emma Nagle

The Bishop Looney (4/1), a creditable third on his points debut at Dromahane earlier this month, always took the eye in running and was already gaining the upper hand when Drawn N Drank erred at the final fence.

It Came To Pass (3/1), a half-brother to former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere, treated his rivals with sheer contempt in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.

It Came To Pass took up the running clearly travelling best with the capable Brian Linehan on the run to two out with the son of Brian Boru then storming clear to account for Robin De Boss by an unchallenged 15 lengths.

Piri Massini (6/1) justified the trek from his handler Ashleigh Murphy’s Co Wexford base by landing the four-year-old maiden.

The previously once-raced Piri Massini, a son of Pierre, took up the running at half-way and he bravely kept pulling out more in the closing stages to fend off Woods Well by a length.

Jamie Codd partnered a short-priced double with the former champion signing off aboard another Co Wexford raider Boruing Up A Storm (4/6) in the closing winners of two, much to the dismay of the six bookmakers present.

The John Paul Brennan-trained Boruing Up A Storm quickened clear coming to the last to dismiss the mare Michealamaystar by four lengths.

Codd was earlier on the mark aboard Freeway Space (4/6), who bypassed hander David O’Brien’s local Mainstown fixture, in the five-year-old and upwards mares’ maiden.

Freeway Space, who chased home the progressive Theatre Territory at this same venue back in May, asserted from the second last to slam Minmore Oscar by 12 lengths.

Frontrunning tactics proved successful when John Beamish’s Emeralds Choice (2/1) gamely made every post a winning one with Ciaran Fennessy in the confined hunt maiden.

Emeralds Choice, owned and bred by Beamish’s father Christy, pulled out plenty on the climb to the last to beat the only other finisher Thistimeround by 10 lengths.




Coolmore Stud 4-Y-O Maiden of €800. 3 Miles

1) M R Murphy’s Piri Massini

b g (Pierre – Lady Doctor) 11-10 Mr G L Murphy

2) J G Linehan’s Woods Well

11-10 Mr C W Fennessy

3) The Dylan Partnership’s Hurricane Dylan

11-10 Mr G M Mangan

10 ran. 1L, 3L, 15L. (Winner trained by Ashleigh Murphy)

Owen O’Callaghan Properties 5-Y-O Geldings’ Maiden of €800. 3 Miles

1) Dr R Lambe’s It Came To Pass

b g (Brian Boru – Satellite Dancer) 12-1 Mr B M Linehan

2) M O Cullinane’s Robin De Boss

12-1 Mr R P Geoghegan

3) E M O’Sullivan’s Dick Darsie

11-10 Mr E M O’Sullivan

9 ran. 15L, 1/2L. Only 3 Horses Finished. (Winner trained by J H Culloty)

Loftus Flooring Limited Novice Riders Open Lightweight of €1,000. 3 Miles

1) T J Nagle’s Jnr’s The Bishop Looney

b g (Oscar – Bright News) 11-12-1 Miss E M Nagle

2) Ms I T Walsh’s Drawn N Drank

9-12-1 Mr F O’Connor

3) W Mangan’s Gabrielleamee

6-11-10 Mr J Hurley 2L, 2L, 20L. (Winner trained by T J Nagle Jnr)

Commercial Vehicle Components Limited 5-Y-O & Upwards Confined Hunt Maiden of €800. 3 Miles

1) C Beamish’s Emeralds Choice

b g (Portrait Gallery – Beelitz) 6-12-1 Mr C W Fennessy

2) D Kissane’s Thistimeround

6-12-1 Mr J W Hannon 5 ran. 10L.

Only 2 Horses Finished. (Winner trained by J Beamish)

Johnnys Restaurant & Foodstore Watergrasshill 5-Y-O & Upwards Mares’ Maiden of €800. 3 Miles

1) Delton Syndicate’s Freeway Space

b m (Flemensfirth – Outlaw Princess) 5-11-10 Mr J J Codd

2) W P Murphy’s Minmore Oscar

7-11-5 Miss M M McElligott

3) P J Joyce’s Clonmore Rose

6-11-5 Mr D T McGrath

6 ran. 12L, Dist. Only 3 Horses Finished. (Winner trained by David M O’Brien)

Michael & Shane O’Riordan, Livestock Hauliers, Watergrasshill Winners Of Two of €800. 3 Miles

1) Mrs M Brennan’s Boruing Up A Storm

b g (Brian Boru – Liskilnewabbey) 5-12-1 Mr J J Codd

2) Mrs M O’Connell’s Michealamaystar

6-11-10 Mr J W Hannon

3) Mrs N Lynam’s Strideout Euro

9-12-1 Mr C W Fennessy

4 ran. 4L, 10L, 4L. (Winner trained by J P Brennan)

More in this section

RacingPlace: BallindeniskPlace: KilavullenPlace: DromahanePlace: Co WexfordPlace: SpacePerson: Bishop LooneyPerson: Emma NaglePerson: TJ NaglePerson: Drawn N DrankPerson: Lord WindermerePerson: Brian LinehanPerson: Brian BoruPerson: Robin De BossPerson: Piri MassiniPerson: Ashleigh MurphyPerson: PierrePerson: Jamie CoddPerson: John Paul BrennanPerson: MichealamaystarPerson: CoddPerson: David O’BrienPerson: Minmore OscarPerson: John BeamishPerson: Ciaran FennessyPerson: BeamishPerson: ChristyPerson: M R MurphyPerson: Pierre – Lady DoctorPerson: Mr G L MurphyPerson: J G LinehanPerson: M ManganPerson: Owen O’CallaghanPerson: Dr R LambePerson: M LinehanPerson: M O CullinanePerson: R P GeogheganPerson: E M O’SullivanPerson: Dick DarsiePerson: M O’SullivanPerson: J H CullotyPerson: T J NaglePerson: OscarPerson: E M NaglePerson: T WalshPerson: F O’ConnorPerson: W ManganPerson: GabrielleameePerson: J HurleyPerson: C BeamishPerson: CPerson: W FennessyPerson: D KissanePerson: J W HannonPerson: J BeamishPerson: Outlaw PrincessPerson: J J CoddPerson: W P MurphyPerson: M M McElligottPerson: P J JoycePerson: RosePerson: D T McGrathPerson: David M O’BrienPerson: MichaelPerson: Shane O’RiordanPerson: MPerson: LiskilnewabbeyPerson: M O’ConnellPerson: N LynamPerson: J P BrennanEvent: Cheltenham Gold CupOrganisation: United FoxhoundsOrganisation: Boruing Up A StormOrganisation: Freeway SpaceOrganisation: ChoiceOrganisation: Loftus FlooringOrganisation: Commercial Vehicle Components LimitedOrganisation: Johnnys RestaurantOrganisation: Delton Syndicate

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