THERE were eight meetings in Britain last weekend, split evenly between Saturday and Sunday, with five Irish-bred winners on the nine-race card at Cothelstone where there was a victory apiece for Sean Houlihan and Conor Orr.

Saturday’s two maidens at this Quantock Staghounds’ meeting were divided and the second half of the three-mile contest was won by Shes A Gangster, an eight-year-old Flemensfirth mare bred by side-saddle expert Jonah Wragg. The winner was ridden by Bradley Gibbs for his trainer father David.