THE first Cork and Waterford meeting of the season took place at Kinsale on Saturday and the ‘Shark’ Hanlon-trained Mighty Stowaway lit up the South Union Foxhounds-sanctioned fixture by posting a battling success on his points debut in the open.

Mighty Stowaway (7/2), whose steeplechase rating went up to 131 after recording the second of his two successes over the larger obstacles at Punchestown this month last year, was always on the pace and he was sent through to lead by Tom Hamilton at the seventh of the 15 fences.