Big Cadillac (Soldier Of Fortune) Wins At Nenagh PTP

More Point-to-Point Incentive Winners

Following the weekend’s point-to-point action, more breeders are in line for €1,000 credits which can be offset against nominations to any Coolmore N.H. stallion this breeding season.

The fine run of form for Pat Doyle continued when Big Cadillac (Soldier Of Fortune), pictured, justified favouritism to land Sunday’s 4YO Maiden on his debut at Nenagh. John Asple’s Jemm Farming Limited, the €52,000 Goffs Arkle Sale purchase is out of his Flemensfirth homebred Askrosy, an own-sister to Leinster National winner and Irish National third Abolitionist and a half-sister to Grade 2 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle winner Askanna, herself dam of Grade 1 Golden Cygnet Novice Hurdle winner Minella Cocooner.

At Oldtown on Saturday, the 5YO Maiden was won by another newcomer in the shape of Denis Paul Murphy’s €55,000 Derby Sale purchase Big Zouk (Milan). Bred by the Castlebar-based auctioneer Brian Moran, Big Zouk is the first foal out of his unraced Martaline mare Miss Zouk, an own-sister to Grade 3-winning chaser Viconte du Noyer.

Big Cadillac and Big Zouk both hold wildcard entries for Saturday’s Cheltenham February Sale.

Meanwhile, Derek O’Connor and JP McManus combined to win a pair of 4YO Maidens over the weekend with both geldings having been bred by the owner’s wife Noreen. Thatsdwayimthinkin (Getaway) scored by 3 lengths at Oldtown while fellow debutant Goraibhmaithagat (Flemensfirth) got off the mark at Knockanard.