Local winners at Dundalk on Friday night
There were two County Westmeath-trained winners at Dundalk on Friday night and both were returned at odds of 40/1.
The William Ross-trained Everyhouronthehour scored a surprise success when taking the 10-furlong handicap. In the Mullingar-based Ross’s own colours, the six-year-old notched up his sixth win at the track when seeing off James McAuley’s 9/4 favourite House Of Kings, also a runner-up at the track two days previously, by half a length under Conor Maxwell. The winner had previously recorded four successes over the eight-furlong distance and also won over 12 furlongs at Dundalk in February of last year.
Tyrrellspass trainer Gerard Hussey gave Castletown, County Meath apprentice Jack Kearney his first winner when sending out Maccliff to land the second division of the seven-furlong handicap.
The fifth-year secondary school student made most of the running on the 40/1 chance to beat the James McAuley-trained Helen De Pourtales by a neck. The 16-year-old said, “I’m apprenticed to Noel Meade and I’ve had about 25 rides. It’s great to get that first winner. I’ve been riding out for Noel for the last few years. I got my licence in August.”
Dundalk – Friday January 14 (first race 4.45pm)
Fairyhouse – Saturday January 15 (first race 12.15pm)
Punchestown – Sunday January 16 (first race 12.45pm)