Joyce in fine form at Punchestown

The 1m1f handicap div I won by Final Check and Wesley Joyce. Punchestown. Photo: Patrick McCann/Racing Post.

A BRAVE young local jockey continues to reel off the winners.

Wesley Joyce was back in the winners’ enclosure at Punchestown on Wednesday where he partnered the John O’Donoghue-trained Final Check to take the opening division of the nine-furlong handicap.

A strong 9/4 favourite, she had plenty in hand as she beat the Tim Doyle-trained Alfalfa by a length and a quarter in the colours of owners Anthony Rogers and Sonia Rogers.

Meanwhile, the first two horses home in this year’s Galway Plate are on track to clash once again in an open-looking renewal of the Guinness Kerry National at Listowel on Wednesday.

The Gordon Elliott-trained Ash Tree Meadow was the big winner at the mid-summer extravaganza and he tops the weights for the €200,000 affair, which also features Galway Plate runner-up Authorized Art, trained by Willie Mullins, among the 27 entries.

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