Horse Racing: PETER O'HEHIR'S 5 TO FOLLOW
ONE OF two sons of Presenting which carried the colours of Michael O'Leary's Gig-ginstown House Stud in the Gowran bumper confined to point-to-pointers last Monday.
Victory went to one of the pair Scavenger, trained by Mouse Morris. But this fellow ran an eye-catching race before finishing a distant fourth.
Winner of his only Point, he travelled particularly well until tiring in the very testing conditions. Although beaten more than 26 lengths, he looks a horse well worth following.
THIS Heron island gelding displayed improvement on his distant third to Kilped-der at Limerick over Christmas when runner-up to debutant Home Hunter in a Wex-ford bumper last Saturday.
Under a positive ride by Nina Carberry, he was in front, still going well and with most of his rivals struggling on the approach the straight before succumbing to the challenge of the winner.
Although no star, he looks a progressive type capable of a bumper success and will be of even greater interest when he goes hurdling.
A DUAL point-to-point winner, Gerry Keane's charge made a very satisfactory racecourse debut in the Gowran bumper on Monday.
A winner at Kirk-istown last month, the six-year-old son of Old Vic stayed on really well to make Scavenger work hard for a half-length win. …