Fran Berry returned to race-riding in tremendous style as Fairy Wing and Regal Tramp gave him a double from two rides at Dundalk after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The jockey suffered a nasty ankle fracture in a freak accident at Tokyo racecourse in Japan last November and showed all his familiar strength and dash on his comeback.

The Jessie Harrington-trained Fairy Wing (7-2) got the ball rolling in the Irish News Against The Breeze Rated Race, edging past long-time leader Rocky's Pride to claim the verdict by a neck.

The brace came up when Berry sent Vincent Ward's Regal Tramp (6-1) ahead approaching the final furlong of the Irish News Club Call Handicap and saw off favourite Word For Word by a length and a half.

Niall McCullagh rode the opposition to sleep to land the feature Irish News Red Hand Top Tips Race on Timeless Call (14-1).

Quickly away on the Reggie Roberts-trained filly, McCullagh led all the way in the five-furlong sprint and had plenty in the tank to resist Katla by a length and three-quarters.

David Wachman's filly Queenscliff hadn't showed much in three maidens, but she attracted plenty of support for the Irish News Boot Room Handicap and went off the 5-2 favourite.

Wayne Lordan, landing the title of top jockey in the winter series, drove her ahead in the final furlong and she kept on strongly to beat Samollie by two and three-quarter lengths.

Jim Bolger's 11-4 chance East Of Tara ran away with the Irish News The Last Line Handicap under Kevin Manning, sweeping past the field to score by an impressive four and three-quarter lengths.

The Irish News Neville Ring Punters Guide Rated Race went to Billy Lee on Solid Air (10-1), giving Eddie Lynam the winter series trainer's title. Lee doubled up on Keep It Cool (14-1) for Ken Condon in the Irish News Hitting The Target Handicap.