THE Noel Kelly-trained Redwood Queen not only added to her handler’s list of winners in Britain when scoring at Cartmel last Saturday but, in landing the mares’ handicap hurdle at the Cumbrian track, the five-year-old provided her jockey, Daryl Jacob, with the last of a full set of wins at every jumps track across the water.

The Co Wexford-born jockey, who was interviewed by this writer when, some many years back, he won the novice men’s point-to-point championship in Britain, tweeted: “Its been 20 years in the making, but I’ve finally ridden a winner at every jumps racecourse in the UK. So many people to thank, including Dave Roberts, Sam Strong, @simon_munir, Isaac, @agentbloodstock, trainers who have helped along the way and last but not least @NoelCKelly1”. Kelly opens his doors today as part of the HRI open owners mornings.

Redwood Queen, who runs in the colours of Noel’s wife Shauna, is by Mahler and was bred by Clare Kehoe out of the unraced King’s Theatre mare, Blackberry Lass, whose own dam, Market Lass, won five races including the Grade 3 Sillogue Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse.

This is the family of Minella Four Star and Corket. On her previous start in Britain, which was also at Cartmel, Redwood Queen finished second under Jacob to the Shark Hanlon-trained, Brian Hughes-ridden A Mere Bagatelle.

It’s been a relatively quiet week for Dylan Browne McMonagle but he did get one win on the board at Ballinrobe on Monday when he joined forces with Letterkenny trainer Charlie Moore to land the extended 12-furlong apprentice handicap with Beer With The Boys.

The seven-year-old Nathaniel gelding, who was sent off as 11/4 favourite in the 14-runner race, is owned by Scotland’s Andrew Crawford who Moore has yet to meet. Hopefully, he will do so at Galway where Beer With The Boys is entered in Thursday’s 0.0% Handicap over 12 furlongs. Moore, who has other horses entered at Galway, will be keen to have Dylan on board his runners having first met the jockey when he coached him in boxing.

On the flat in Britain, there were wins for Martin Harley (three), Oisin Orr (two) and Barry McHugh. Over jumps, Danny McMenamin partnered the Dianne Sayer-trained Arcadio gelding Tico Times to victory on Saturday at Cartmel where, on Monday, Brian Hughes recorded a double on the Donald McCain-trained pair Saywhatyouwant and Zamond.

On the breeding front there were wins for the Brian Kennedy and Ann Marie Kennedy-bred three-year-old filly Pepsi Cat (Tamayuz – Music Pearl, by Oratorio) in a six-furlong maiden handicap at Ripon on Saturday and for the McCracken Farms-bred two-year-old colt Kodi Dancer (Kodiac – Nijah, by Pivotal) in a five-furlong nursery at Southwell on Wednesday. Both horses were scoring for the first time on their fourth start.

Endurance ride

AFTER the enforced break due to the pandemic, it’s great to follow the countdown to this year’s St Patrick’s Coast Endurance Ride which is scheduled to take over various distances on Saturday, September 3rd.

Over 45 landowners are involved in hosting the ride and appeals have been issued for help in cutting back grass and brambles along the route. People with strimmers are particularly welcome for this massive clearance job.