Success for Sligo trainer in Downpatrick

Atlantic Breaker landed the opening contest at Downpatrick for Sligo trainer Mark McNiff in good style, rewarding his supporters with success at odds of 11-2.

The seven-year-old had twice hit the frame at this venue in his last two starts and under a confident ride from Paddy Kennedy, managed to get his head in front for the first time.

The Coolaney-based handler suggested that he could be aimed at a Galway handicap hurdle at the summer festival, but will most likely run again prior to that…