Sean Staples first rode in a point-to-point towards the end of the 2016/17 season in a four-year-old maiden at Courtown, and was well-supported by the Ashleigh and Michael Murphy team who supplied him with his maiden winner, Redbridge Gold, who came home in front at Lingstown in March 2018. The move to go freelance whilst studying at UCD was rewarded as Staples enjoyed his best season to date during the 21/22 campaign when recording 11 winners including aboard the big-priced seller Seeyouinmydreams.
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It’s all to play for in the Under 21’s title, with four riders in contention going into the final day of the 2020-21 point-to-point season at Grennan.
Local rider Rob James was in treble winning form at the rescheduled Courtown fixture.
On a day to remember for the Monbeg Syndicate, it was their Thatsy who initiated a two-timer for jockey James Walsh and local handler Donnachadh Doyle.