WHILE we are used to seeing Noel McParlan return to the No 1 spot at point-to-points, as he did following the winners of one at Kirkistown on Saturday with the Noel Kelly-trained Decor Irlandais, it was great that Karen Ferris did the same after the open.

Thirty minutes after David Christie had saddled Karen and husband Eoin Barry’s Daenerys Stormborn to land the mares’ maiden under Rob James, the Derrylin trainer provided Ferris with her fifth success between the flags when Horendus Hulabaloo took up the running before the last to win going away.