Members:
Join | Forgot your password?
Tattersalls Chelt Main BannerBaileys Top Right

Latest News

Native River headlines Newbury opening race treble

Native River headlines Newbury opening race treble

For the second week in succession, Irish Pointing graduates enhanced their Gold Cup claims, as Native River bounded to a record-breaking success at Newbury on Saturday.

A Dromahane graduate from the Denis Ahern yard, the chestnut gelding returned to the venue of perhaps his greatest success, the 2016-Hennessy Gold Cup, to make his return from a 330-day absence.
 
Making all the running in his customary front-running role under Richard Johnson, the Indian River gelding gradually began to turn on the taps entering the home straight and soon had his two rivals under pressure. 
 
Fencing with real style, the now eight-year-old stayed-on strongly to land the Grade 2 Denman Chase by 12 lengths. 
 
Victory in the £50,000 contest, the first such horse to win the race on two occasions, brings his career earning north of the half a million euros mark, and winning trainer Colin TIzzard now turns his attention to Cheltenham.
 
“He had done plenty and he is a good horse, a lovely horse. 
 
“It is a lovely prep for the Gold Cup and as long as he is alright in the next 10 days, the dream is still alive.”
 
 
Earlier on the card, Talkischeap caused a mild upset as he travelled strongly to land the Betfair Cash Out Handicap Hurdle.
 
The winner of three point-to-points as a four-year-old, the son of Getaway has previously saved his best for quicker spring ground, however he made light work of the testing conditions to score by two and a-quarter lengths for Wayne Hutchinson and Alan King.
 
The six-year-old, who is now a three-time winner under rules, earned himself a quote of 33/1 for the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at next month’s Cheltenham Festival.
 
The opening race on the Newbury card had seen the progressive Whatswrongwithyou run out an impressive winner at a short price.
 
The son of Bienamado, who chased home Invitation Only as a four-year-old, returned to action 21-months later when scoring impressive at Lingstown for the O’Connor brothers Derek and Paurick.
 
Now under the care of Nicky Henderson, the seven-year-old eased his way to the front at the penultimate flight, before swiftly distancing himself from his rivals to run out a bloodless victor of the 2-mile novices’ hurdle.
 

Search the Archives

recent news story
Nineteen wild card entries added to next Tuesday's Tattersalls Ascot August sale
recent news story
Racing Stars Under Starters Orders for Jog for Jockeys at Curragh on Saturday September 1.
recent news story
Sean O'Keeffe will becomes a professional jockey at Tramore on Thursday following a breakthrough season between the flags.
recent news story
Important Hunter Certificate notice for those wishing to run on the opening weekend of the Autumn Season.
recent news story
Kilbarry Lodge's Stud Diamond Boy sired a three-year-old winner in France on Friday.
recent news story
Colin Bowe, Brian Hamilton and Mouse Morris will join Pat Doyle in training the Gigginstown point-to-pointers.
recent news story
The 78-year-old was a regular presence in the betting ring at point-to-point fixtures standing alongside his son Justin.
recent news story
A total of 29 fixtures are scheduled to take place this autumn beginning at Toomebridge on Saturday 6th October.
recent news story
The three-time Grade 1 winner died after colic complications whilst out in the field on his summer break.
recent news story
A look back at each meeting during the 2017/18 season.
recent news story
The latest addition to P2P.ie is now available, which will allow supporters to follow the declarations each weekend.
recent news story
Our latest initiative to promote attendances at point-to-points is now live.
P2P Clothing
EU SIFPEuropean UnionITMOfig Fiontair Aitiuil
© Irish Point to Point Services Ltd, 2014. All rights reserved. Grangeclare West, Kilmeague, Naas, Co Kildare
Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy
Hosting and Development by HostIreland