FARMACAFFLEY

Gates Open: 11:00
First Race: 13:00
Admission Prices: £10
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Track Biography:

The Tynan and Armagh hunt can be traced back as far as 1840, when Sir James Stronge of Tynan Abbey estate started the pack at his own expense calling it the Tynan Harriers. The Tynan Harriers sometimes hunted with Lord Waterford’s Armagh Harriers and from these two the Tynan and Armagh hunt was born in 1895.

The first point-to-point was organised in 1895 and has remained at Farmclaffey since then making it one of the oldest point-to-points on the fixture list.

Over the years, Farmacaffley point-to-point has produced many top national hunt stars such as 2002 Grand National winning Bindaree and Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Truckers Tavern.

Farmacaffley Point-to-Point Races

Farmacaffley,

Co.Armagh

BT60 2PL


Contact Details

Mark McCall - 00447377901672

How To Get There

By Road

From Armagh – Our track is located in the townland of Farmacaffley which is two miles from Armagh city on the Armagh to Keady road.


By Air

Our point-to-point is located one hour from Belfast airport and an hour and a half from Dublin airport.
 

Postcode

BT60 2PL

Did You Know?

“Farmaclaffey is the only point-to-point located in Co. Armagh”.

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Combined with our free parking, we are lucky to have a clear viewing track that allows racegoers to get up close to the action with our final fence located close to the car park so you can enjoy the thrill of the action from the comfort of your car.

In our bookmakers ring you can view and bet on any off-course races on the day in both England and Ireland.

There are no specific facilities for the disabled but if the committee is contacted prior to the fixture arrangements can be made for special car parking.

In between races, spectators can avail of the catering options that we have on offer.

Our outside food caterers are located beside the bookies and they sell an array of hot food options such as burgers, chips and sausages.

All patrons are welcome to pack a picnic style lunch to enjoy during the races.

Our catering vendors have a choice of hot drinks on offer, from teas and coffees to hot chocolates and soft drinks to keep you warm during your days racing.

If you would like something a little stronger to keep you warm during your days racing, alcohol can be purchased in our on-course beer tent.
 

No, we do not have an official dress code we just advise our race goers to stay warm and dry for your days racing and to prepare yourself for all types of Irish weather.
Dogs are very welcome, but need to be kept on a lead at all times.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics or refreshments. We also have a range of catering options on course.
At our point-to-point, we are lucky to have wide open spaces for children to play in a safe environment.
No we do not provide an ATM so we recommend that you make a stop in Armagh on your way to the races.

Point-to-point racing gives racegoers the opportunity to get within touching distance of the action so they can undoubtedly appreciate all the thrills and excitement first hand. It is your chance of witnessing some of the stars of the future that graduate from the point-to-point field each year.

Admission is £5 with all children U16 free. Also with every race card bought you will be entered into a free draw to win £50.

Our point-to-point is located 10 minutes away from the picturesque Gosford Park which is the perfect location for all the family. Gosford has something for everyone including a playground, walking trails through the forest and a pet’s corner.
 

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Entries

WHR ACCOUNTANTS 4yo Maiden

Maiden Race For 4-Y-O
 
For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. Mares allowed 5lbs.
(Prize Money €800: 1st €560, 2nd €160, 3rd €80)
 

Weights: 11st 11lbs About 2 1/2 Miles  

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 HOME MADE HERO (IRE) (4yo B G)
WESTERNER (GB) / MRS JAY DEE (IRE) / HERON ISLAND (IRE)
11st 6lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
2 PROPER LEADER (IRE) (4yo B G)
DOYEN (IRE) / SO PROPER (IRE) / TOPANOORA (IRE)
11st 6lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
3 WHINNEY HILL (GB) (4yo B G)
JACK HOBBS (GB) / FAIRY THEATRE (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
4 FUKKATSU ENKI (FR) (4yo B G)
BUCK'S BOUM (FR) / COZUMEL ISLAND (FR) / MARTALINE (GB)
11st 6lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
5 OCTO GANE (FR) (4yo B G)
MUHTATHIR (GB) / POLIE GANE (FR) / POLIGLOTE (GB)
11st 6lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 STRAITFROMTEXAS (IRE) (4yo B G)
MILAN (GB) / WELL TUNED (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
11st 6lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 TIME IS A THIEF (IRE) (4yo CH G)
DOYEN (IRE) / CARRIGEEN ASPEN (IRE) / INDIAN RIVER (FR)
11st 6lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
8 MONDOUI'BOY (FR) (4yo B G)
CASTLE DU BERLAIS (FR) / MONDOVI (FR) / LINDA'S LAD (GB)
11st 6lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Island (F)
Cormac Doyle
 
9 TEA IN THE PARK (IRE) (4yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / THANKS FOR TEA (IRE) / SHANTOU (USA)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Island (F)
Cormac Doyle
 
10 KAMIKAZ DU PLESSIS (FR) (4yo B G)
KARAKTAR (IRE) / ALTESSE DU PLESSIS (FR) / VOIX DU NORD (FR)
11st 6lbs B.G. Acheson Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
11 BALDWIN THE BRAVE (FR) (4yo CH G)
KAPGARDE (FR) / EMY CHOPE (FR) / SOAVE (GER)
11st 6lbs Carol O'Connor Co.Clare (H)
Derek O'Connor
 
12 CHER MONSIEUR (FR) (4yo CH G)
CASTLE DU BERLAIS (FR) / MA CHERE AMIE (FR) / ZANZIBARI (USA)
11st 6lbs Matchmaker Syndicate Island (F)
Robert James
 
13 KING JAMES (FR) (4yo B G)
RACINGER (FR) / GRANDE KASBA (FR) / ROAKARAD (IRE)
11st 6lbs Gearoid Doyle Island (F)
Sean Thomas Doyle
 
14 POPPYCON (IRE) (4yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / BACKANDILLO (IRE) / OSCAR (IRE)
11st 6lbs Jim O'Neill Island (F)
Jim O'Neill
 
15 SMALL TOWN HERO (IRE) (4yo B G)
JET AWAY (GB) / MORAY FIRTH (UAE) / HALLING (USA)
11st 11lbs J. Staunton Co.Clare (H)
J. Staunton
 
16 SWINDON VILLAGE (IRE) (4yo GR G)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / DEADLY PURSUIT (IRE) / SUBTLE POWER (IRE)
11st 6lbs Paul Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
17 THEY WANT ME (IRE) (4yo B G)
SAGEBURG (IRE) / DOUBLE DREAM (IRE) / DOUBLE ECLIPSE (IRE)
11st 6lbs Baltimore Stables Syndicate Ballinagore (H)
Mary E. Doyle
 

Preview

Warren Ewing won this race 12 months ago with the subsequent dual bumper winner Intense Approach, and he is strongly represented in a bid to repeat the feat with Home Made Hero, Proper Leader and Whinney Hill. However, in recent weeks, Derek OConnor has been the handler to follow in this age division, courtesy of two winners last weekend, and his BALDWIN THE BRAVE held place claims when falling at the last in a race won by stablemate Thats Nice.

MCKINNEY COMPETITIONS, ARMAGH 5yo Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O Geldings
 
For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €800: 1st €560, 2nd €160, 3rd €80)

Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles  

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 COPPER JACK (IRE) (5yo CH G)
DOYEN (IRE) / VERANDA OF HEAVEN (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
2 HARRENHAL (IRE) (5yo B G)
DOYEN (IRE) / CRYSTAL MIST (GB) / DALAKHANI (IRE)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
3 BEEFEATER (IRE) (5yo B G)
GETAWAY (GER) / DANIELLE'S JOURNEY (GB) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Island (F)
Cormac Doyle
 
4 GOOD CODY (IRE) (5yo BR G)
AFFINISEA (IRE) / MONILEA LADY (IRE) / ACCORDION (IRE)
12st 2lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Island (F)
Cormac Doyle
 
5 CHASINGOUTTHEBLUES (IRE) (5yo B G)
SEA MOON (GB) / BALLY TUTU (IRE) / SHANTOU (USA)
12st 2lbs Benjamin Halsall Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 JUMPER D'AINAY (FR) (5yo B G)
NIGHT WISH (GER) / GUENDOLINE D'AINAY (FR) / SAINT PREUIL (FR)
12st 2lbs S.R.B. Crawford East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
7 SHERIFF HASKELL (IRE) (5yo B G)
LEADING LIGHT (IRE) / DONNA'S PRIDE (GB) / BEAT ALL (USA)
12st 2lbs Ben G. Crawford East Antrim (H)
S.R.B. Crawford
 
8 CABARET PRINCE (GB) (5yo B G)
DOYEN (IRE) / LA DAME BRUNE (FR) / MANSONNIEN (FR)
12st 2lbs Warren Ewing East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
9 CLONDAW CREED (IRE) (5yo B G)
SHOLOKHOV (IRE) / NEEDED THE RUN (IRE) / BLUEPRINT (IRE)
12st 2lbs Caitriona Goff Island (F)
Michael Goff
 
10 DORANS CROSS (GB) (5yo B G)
BLUE BRESIL (FR) / VALLEYOFTHEDOLLS (GB) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Matchmaker Syndicate Island (F)
Robert James
 
11 GRANEMORE ROAD (IRE) (5yo B G)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / HELENS DECREE (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
12st 2lbs Brian A. Hamilton East Down (F)
Brian A. Hamilton
 
12 RETREAT ARCHIE (IRE) (5yo B G)
LUCKY SPEED (IRE) / IM TELLING YE (IRE) / LORD AMERICO (IRE)
12st 2lbs Patrick Blake Mid-Antrim (H)
Jamie A. Sloan
 
13 TAKT DE TOUQUES (FR) (5yo B G)
WALZERTAKT (GER) / DANS TES REVES (FR) / EVENING WORLD (FR)
12st 2lbs P.J. McBurney Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 
14 UMPIRE'S CALL (IRE) (5yo GR G)
JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) / DAWSON'S CORNER (IRE) / TIKKANEN (USA)
12st 2lbs Kelly E. Crawford East Antrim (H)
William Ross Crawford
 

Preview

GOOD CODY chased home the recent novice hurdle winner Rossbridge when second at Ballycrystal in the autumn, and with that form line having received a timely form boost, he could be the one to follow for a stable that has turned a corner in recent weeks. Chasingouttheblues finished a creditable third in Tallow race that looked well above average, and that would likely leave him as the danger ahead of Clondaw Creed, who proved himself in tough conditions at Ballynoe on debut last year.

THE MULLAN FAMILY Winner Of One

Winners Of One

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland, which have not won a race under the Rules of Racing or Steeplechasing in any Country and not more than one Point to Point Steeplechase of any description. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens Excluded.

(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)
Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs, 5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles
 

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 CLASHHILL (IRE) (6yo B G)
OCOVANGO (GB) / STEIN CASTLE (IRE) / SHANTOU (USA)
11st 11lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Cormac Abernethy
 
2 MILLFORD HILL (IRE) (6yo BR G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / WHICH THISTLE (IRE) / SADDLERS' HALL (IRE)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 
3 CLONDAW DRAKE (IRE) (5yo B G)
SEA MOON (GB) / MOLLIE DRAKE (IRE) / MOROZOV (USA)
12st 2lbs Caitriona Goff Island (F)
Michael Goff
 
4 COMMANDER OF TEN (IRE) (7yo B G)
DOYEN (IRE) / SOME SPORT (IRE) / KALANISI (IRE)
11st 11lbs Cobajay Syndicate Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
5 DERE YA ARE (IRE) (5yo CH G)
KINGSTON HILL (GB) / AUDREYS FRIEND (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
12st 2lbs M.P. Donoghue Ward Union (S)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
6 SIFAKA (IRE) (9yo GR G)
PRESENTING (GB) / ROSEY RAMBLER (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
11st 11lbs D.M. Christie Fermanagh (H)
D.M. Christie
 
7 WINE AN DINE (GB) (7yo B G)
LEADING LIGHT (IRE) / THE WICKED KIPPER (GB) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 11lbs James Condon Clonmel (H)
James Condon
 

Preview

The returning Millford Hill had a subsequent winner behind him when opening his account at Moira in October, and back from a mid-season break, he could be the one to follow for an in-form stable that has sent out three winners from their last four runners in the sphere. Commander Of Ten arguably posted a career-best at Tinahely last week and comes here in good form.

WEBSITE NI 5yo+ Mares Maiden

Maiden Race For 5-Y-O & Upwards Mares

For Certified Hunters aged 5 years old and upwards, Mares only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)

Weights: 11st 11lbs About 3 Miles  

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 ENCINITAS ROSE (IRE) (6yo B M)
ALTRUISTIC (IRE) / ALTREGAN TOUCH (IRE) / ROSELIER (FR)
11st 6lbs Kiltrogue Stud Racing Syndicate Co.Galway(F)
Gerard Kyne
 
2 GALWAY BAY BEAUTY (IRE) (5yo B M)
SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) / WESTERN BAY BEAUTY (IRE) / WESTERNER (GB)
11st 11lbs Kiltrogue Stud Racing Syndicate Co.Galway(F)
Gerard Kyne
 
3 FLEMENSCHAMP (IRE) (6yo CH M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / RUBICHAMPS (GB) / ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR)
11st 6lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Island (F)
Cormac Doyle
 
4 SUITABLY SURPRISED (IRE) (5yo B M)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / BRIGHT EYES (GB) / HERNANDO (FR)
11st 11lbs Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership Island (F)
Cormac Doyle
 
5 KATE OF THE LODGE (IRE) (5yo B M)
WESTERNER (GB) / AUNT EVA (IRE) / ASK (GB)
11st 11lbs Brian Kenny Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
6 LINDEVILLE (IRE) (5yo B M)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / MARDALE (IRE) / ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR)
11st 11lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
7 CURRISH LANE (IRE) (6yo B M)
OCOVANGO (GB) / FUGAL MAID (IRE) / WINGED LOVE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Anthony McAleese & Noel Henry Route (H)
Paul McAleese
 
8 JOLIE MARESCA (FR) (5yo B M)
SPANISH MOON (USA) / QUEEN MARESCA (FR) / MARESCA SORRENTO (FR)
11st 11lbs Knockalough Syndicate Fingal (H)
Tom Dreaper
 
9 LONELY DANCER (FR) (6yo B M)
WALZERTAKT (GER) / LADY KOKO (GB) / KAPGARDE (FR)
11st 6lbs Joe Walsh Kilkenny(F)
E. Sheehy
 
10 MIDNIGHT SKYE (IRE) (5yo B M)
WESTERNER (GB) / WIPE YOUR EYE (IRE) / MILAN (GB)
11st 6lbs Cobajay Syndicate Carlow Farmers (F)
Aidan Fitzgerald
 
11 SHANTOU PRINCESS (IRE) (5yo CH M)
SHANTOU (USA) / EN VEDETTE (FR) / ASTARABAD (USA)
11st 11lbs Catherine Holden Kilkenny(F)
Ellmarie Holden
 
12 SHUIL SIORAI (IRE) (7yo B M)
MOROZOV (USA) / SHUIL DIREACH (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Tom Keating Clonmel (H)
Tom Keating
 
13 TOWNHILL LASS (IRE) (5yo B M)
SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) / ROUGHANDTUMBLE (IRE) / WINGED LOVE (IRE)
11st 11lbs Patrick McGuigan Mid-Antrim (H)
Gerald Quinn
 

Preview

SUITABLY SURPRISED may have been beaten further on her re-appearance in Borris House, compared with her promising Monksgrange debut, but with the Cormac Doyle runners now hitting top gear, it would no surprise to see her bounce back. Midnight Skye and Shantou Princess were both beaten a similar distance on their respective debuts, whilst Shuil Siorai has plenty of experience to call upon, and she posted a career-best in Boulta last time.

ARMAGH CONSTRUCTION LTD Open

Open Lightweight Race

For Certified Hunters aged 4 years old and upwards, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland. No Penalties. Mares allowed 5lbs. 4-y-o Maidens excluded.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)

Weights: 4yo 11st 11lbs, 5yo 12st 2lbs
About 3 Miles

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 JAY BEE WHY (IRE) (9yo B G)
YEATS (IRE) / LADY BERNIE (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs Shane Wilson East Antrim (H)
Warren Ewing
 
2 JOHN THE SPARK (GB) (7yo B G)
TELESCOPE (IRE) / TALLY EM UP (IRE) / FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)
12st 2lbs Stephen O'Connor Ward Union (S)
Ian Patrick Donoghue
 
3 KNOCKY (IRE) (8yo CH G)
WATAR (IRE) / JULIE'S DREAM (IRE) / OSCAR SCHINDLER (IRE)
11st 11lbs James Brown Kerr Mid-Antrim (H)
Robert Brown Kerr
 
4 MAID ON THE MOON (GB) (7yo B M)
PETHER'S MOON (IRE) / HANDMAID (GB) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
11st 6lbs Tom Keating Clonmel (H)
Tom Keating
 
5 SHIROCCOSMAGICGEM (IRE) (6yo B M)
SHIROCCO (GER) / BLACK MAGIC BABY (IRE) / BOB BACK (USA)
11st 6lbs Liam Cleary Laois (F)
Edward F. Power
 
6 WINGED LEADER (IRE) (10yo B G)
WINGED LOVE (IRE) / CLASSICAL BEAUTY (IRE) / SUPREME LEADER (GB)
12st 2lbs S.J. Hegarty & Jennifer O'Kane Route (H)
D.M. Christie
 
7 WOWSHAM (IRE) (9yo B G)
ELZAAM (AUS) / SHAMS WA MATAR (GB) / POLISH PRECEDENT (USA)
12st 2lbs David A. Laverty East Antrim (H)
William Ross Crawford
 

Preview

WINGED LEADER has won this race in both 2020 and 2023, and whilst yet to taste victory this season, this could be his best chance of doing so as he had the potentially reopposing Wowsham well behind. Jay Bee Why is closely matched with the selection on their latest meeting, leaving him as the obvious danger, whilst John The Spark is a strong stayer and could run a big race on his first start in open company.

PHILIP WHITE TYRES 6yo+ Geldings Maiden

Maiden Race For 6-Y-O & Upwards Geldings
 
For Certified Hunters aged 6 years old and upwards, Geldings only, maidens at starting, the property of subscribers to any Hunt in Ireland.
(Prize Money €1750: 1st €1225, 2nd €350, 3rd €175)

Weights: 12st 2lbs About 3 Miles  

No Form Horse Weight Owner Hunt/Handler DE
1 BALLYKELLY (IRE) (6yo CH G)
COASTAL PATH (GB) / ROSADAME (FR) / BONBON ROSE (FR)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Mid-Antrim (H)
Cormac Abernethy
 
2 BALLYPHILIP (IRE) (6yo B G)
PRESENTING (GB) / NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (FR) / MIESQUE'S SON (USA)
12st 2lbs W.W. Dennison Co.Down (S)
Caroline McCaldin
 
3 ANY LUCK COLM (IRE) (7yo B G)
FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) / THEATRE SUNSET (IRE) / KING'S THEATRE (IRE)
12st 2lbs Templeburn Racing Syndicate Co.Down (S)
C.A. McBratney
 
4 AWAIT THE WORLD (IRE) (7yo B G)
CALIFET (FR) / WORLD CITIZEN (IRE) / BASANTA (IRE)
12st 2lbs P.E.I. Newell Fingal (H)
Tom Dreaper
 
5 HYMIE WEISS (IRE) (8yo CH G)
OCOVANGO (GB) / HAD TO BE DONE (IRE) / PRESENTING (GB)
11st 11lbs Patrick Raymond Powell Newry (H)
Liam Lennon
 
6 JOSIES DYLAN (IRE) (7yo CH G)
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) / BAIE BARBARA (IRE) / HERON ISLAND (IRE)
11st 11lbs Maeve Carlin East Antrim (H)
Stephen Carlin
 
7 TOTTENHAM GREEN (IRE) (6yo BR G)
SHOLOKHOV (IRE) / NEEDED THE RUN (IRE) / BLUEPRINT (IRE)
12st 2lbs Milestone Bloodstock Ltd. Bree (F)
Colin Bowe
 
8 WALK EASY (IRE) (7yo B G)
WALK IN THE PARK (IRE) / MADE EASY (IRE) / RUDIMENTARY (USA)
12st 2lbs Tom Keating Clonmel (H)
Tom Keating
 
9 WINNING PADDY (IRE) (6yo BR G)
OCOVANGO (GB) / WINNING INDIAN (IRE) / INDIAN DANEHILL (IRE)
12st 2lbs Adam Patrick Lord Ward Union (S)
Adam Patrick Lord
 

Preview

TOTTENHAM GREEN was never able to land a blow at Tyrella on his return, with the winner slipping the field from an early point, but he has strong form in the book from last season, including when chasing home the recent Naas maiden hurdle winner Cleatus Poolaw at Fairyhouse. He is worth a second chance here. Josies Dylan went close on his stable debut at Oldtown last week, whilst Ballyphilip, who has changed stables since his last point-to-point run, and Walk Easy are others for the shortlist.
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