Jamie Codd achieved a notable milestone in his riding career on Sunday,when he became the first amateur rider since 1988 to go through the card in a point-to-point, riding all six winners at Tinahely.
Codd, 29, fittingly opened his account aboard Dawn Commander trained by his brother William, in the four-year-old maiden. Denis Murphy gave the rider his second leg in the geldings’ maiden, before Backstage, tenth in the 2011 Grand National, won the Open for the Gordon Elliott team.
Jockeys need luck on their side to enjoy a day Codd had yesterday and he admitted that his success in the ‘winner of one’, his fourth winner of the afternoon, was fortunate: “I was in second place when the leader fell so I definitely had luck on my side in that race to win on Instant Dream for Liam Kenny.
“It was great to do it at a local track and to win races for my brother and other trainers I usually ride for. It’s not too often one goes through the card so I’m over the moon and I intend celebrating tonight for sure with a few pals.”
Dromrua Lass, trained by Pat Coffey, gave Codd number five, before Some Dude, trained by Sean Osborne, completed the six timer in the concluding six-year-old geldings maiden.
John Berry was the last man to achieve the same feat at Caim back in 1988, while Mark O’Hare and Adrian Maguire have also ridden six winners on the same card.