There is not much attention given to national hunt racing in the summer months, by punters or by the media. It is, of course, understandable given that our attention is focused on the flat season: the action at Royal Ascot, the Classics and the rest of the elements that define the summer racing season. Some punters might have a dabble at an ante post bet for Cheltenham next year, but by and large we forget about it until the autumn.
Jim Bolger won the Ulster Derby for the third year in a row, and indeed for the fourth time in the last five years, with Teofilo colt Change Of Velocity.
The featured Ashgrove Stables Jack Duggan Memorial Handicap Hurdle at Gowran saw Barry Geraghty complete a double aboard 4/1 favourite Housesofparliament.