DARRAGH O’Keeffe took the riding honours at Limerick on Tuesday with a 21/1 double on the first of three extra meetings put on in May to help alleviate balloting problems for National Hunt horses. This all chase fixture was well-supported with two handicaps divided to form an eight-race card, although 12 horses were taken out as ground conditions dried out to produce officially good going on the evening.

The former champion conditional jockey was seen to good effect aboard Downthecellar in the two-mile-one-furlong handicap chase, with the Edward O’Grady-trained 9/2 chance getting on top in the closing stages to beat Optum by a length and a half.