THE final weekend of the season had promised so much with a number of tantalising title battles set to be decided under unbroken sunshine at Kirkistown and Grennan.

However last Sunday’s season-ending card in Kilkenny served as a swift reminder of the potential dangers that unfortunately can never be discounted in racing, when Eoin Mahon parted company with his mount Leading Babe at fence two in the second division of the mares’ maiden.