Six-timer for Willie Mullins at Leopardstown


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Champion Nationwide Hunt coach Willie Mullins had 6 winners whereas jockey Paul Townend rode a double on Day 2 of the Leopardstown Christmas Pageant on Tuesday.

Mullins took each Grade 1 races and the one race on the cardboard that escaped the Closutton handler was the Paddy Energy Chase gained by father and son mixture of Eric and Conor McNamara with Actual Metal taking the €200,000 prize.

Grade 1 double

The Grade 1 The Paddy’s Rewards Membership Steeplechase over 2 miles 1 furlong was gained by Blue Lord, the primary of a Grade 1 double for Willie Mullins. Ridden by Daryl Jacob, Blue Lord claimed an 11 size success within the €125,000 race. Captain Guinness (7/1) and Chacun Pour Soi (6/4f) introduced up the placings.

Mullins claimed a Grade 1 double half an hour later when Facile Vega maintained his unbeaten document in claiming the Paddy Energy Future Champions Novice Hurdle. It was a second victory on the day for jockey Paul Townend. Facile Vega, the son of a number of Cheltenham Pageant winner Quevega who now has 6 careers wins, led a Mullins domination as Il Etait Temps and Ashroe Diamond stuffed the locations.

The opening Paddy Energy ‘I’ve No Thought What Day It Is’ 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle over 2 miles went to Tekao (10/11f) for Willie Mullins and jockey Mark Walsh within the colors of JP McManus. The French-bred son of Physician Dino, third on his Irish debut at Navan final month, held off the problem of Rachael Blackmore on Ascending (9/2) with one other McManus-owned runner, Goodie Two Footwear (11/2) subsequent dwelling in third.

Dysart Dynamo (2/5f) was a very simple winner of the Paddy Energy ‘From The Horse’s Mouth Podcast’ Learners Steeplechase. He completed 28 lengths forward of Irascible (6/1) within the four-runner three-finisher contest over 2 miles 1 furlong.

Willie Mullins introduced up a fifth winner of the day when Winter Fog (11/2) took the Paddy Energy ‘Je Suis Une Baguette’ Handicap Hurdle beneath seven pound claiming jockey Kieran Callaghan.

Six-timer for Mulllins

Level to Level winner Reality To File made a profitable transition to Guidelines when taking the concluding Bumper beneath Patrick Mullins, finishing a six-timer on the day for his father Willie.

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