HEAVY rain prior to racing resulted in testing conditions and in turn fields decimated by non-runners, but that mattered little to connections of the eight winners.

Tom Gibney enjoyed his most successful season to date in 2020/21 and the Co Meath handler has made a strong start to the current campaign, completing a cross-card double with Trixie Mc in the second divide of the Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Handicap Hurdle.