Things didn’t all go to plan yesterday but you won’t complain with two winners nonetheless. I picked the wrong one big time in the Champion Chase and my hope that Champagne Fever might reproduce his best form proved unfounded. It was 50-50 with Felix Yonger and it didn’t surprise me that he stuck it out so well in the end.
Wed, 29 Apr, 2015
Well, those who were of the opinion that most of the top horses in the country were housed in the one place, at Willie Mullins’, discovered it wasn’t quite as simple as that over the four days of the Leopardstown Christmas festival Mullins had a reasonably good meeting, winning six of the 28 races, but his dominance was nowhere near as pronounced as some might have anticipated.
Sat, 04 Jan, 2014
As with any family home, there must have been countless photographs adorning the walls of the Mullins household when Patrick was a growing boy but the amateur jockey could recall just two yesterday after his first win at the festival over fences.
Thu, 14 Mar, 2013
On a day when his son Patrick equalled the amateur record on Union Dues in the bumper, Willie Mullins unleashed another potential star, Pont Alexandre to make an impressive Irish debut in the Grade 1 Navan Novice Hurdle in Navan yesterday.
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012
DERMOT WELD, fresh from saddling Princess Highway to record a brilliant success in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday, turns his attentions to much lesser pickings with Quick Glimpse in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Maiden at Down Royal this afternoon and the three-year-old is the nap choice.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2012