Weekly Racing News- Ballyoisin in impressive form

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Ballyoisin and Barry Geraghty jump the last in the drving rain when winning thetote.com Fortria Chase. Navan Photo: Patrick McCann/Racing Post 11.11.2018

Limerick Racing News 

Ballyoisin ran out a most impressive of the Grade 2 TheTote.com Fortria Chase at Navan on Sunday. With Doctor Phoenix missing out due to ground conditions, Enda Bolger’s seven-year-old was sent off an 8/13 favourite and his supporters never had a moment’s worry. He was clear from halfway under Barry Geraghty and scored by all of 23-lengths from Ordinary World. Ballyoisin was winning his fourth race in-a-row and will bid to extend the run at Leopardstown over Christmas.

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Charles Byrnes and his old ally Davy Russell combined to land the 2m handicap hurdle at the same meeting with Wonder Laish. The six-year-old took advantage of a lenient-looking rating to record a facile seven and a half-length success as his odds of 9/10 favourite suggested he might do. Clearly impressed, the handicapper put the winner up 17lbs to a new rating of 136.

Additional Racing News 

Dates released for 2019 ITM Irish Stallion Trail

The Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Irish Stallion Trail will take place on Friday January 11 and Saturday January 12, 2019. Over 25 stallion farms will be participating in the Trail, which is now in its fifth year. With farms all over Ireland opening their doors to both industry figures and the general public, this represents an outstanding opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet some of the equine superstars that help make Irish racing such a success. Studs participating in the Trail in 2019 include Ballylinch, Castlehyde, Coolmore, Derrinstown, Gilltown, Irish National Stud, Kildangan, Yeomanstown, and many more. Some of the world’s greatest stallions of both the Flat and National Hunt will be on display, including multiple champion Flat sire Galileo, leading National Hunt sire Kalanisi, multiple Group 1 winner Ribchester, and four-time Ascot Gold Cup hero Yeats.

Upcoming Fixtures Thurles – Monday, November 12 (First Race 12.50)

Fairyhouse – Wednesday, November 14 (First Race 12.20)

Clonmel – Thursday, November 15 (First Race 12.50)

Dundalk – Friday, November 16 (First Race 6.00)

Punchestown – Saturday, November 17 (First Race 12.05)

Punchestown – Sunday, November 18 (First Race 12.05)

Cork – Sunday, November 18 (First Race 12.35)

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