BARRY O’Neill provided racegoers who braved muddy conditions at Farmacaffley last Saturday with a riding masterclass, highlighting why he has been crowned champion rider for the last three years, in what was a four-timer for the Wexford native.

The reigning champion opened proceedings by making all of the running aboard the Marshall Watson-trained Danjaman (4/7 - 4/5 favourite) in the Confined Hunt winners’ race, with the pair easily accounting for their only other rival to complete the course, Boogily Lane, by four lengths.