Ben Button brings up Mullins treble

Thu 14th Sep 2017, 18:28

photoBen Button (Ruby Walsh) leads over the final flight
©Healy Racing Photos
By Alan Magee
Willie Mullins completed a treble at Listowel this afternoon as Ben Button readily justified evens favouritism in the concluding Devon Inn Hotel Handicap Hurdle.

The seven-year-old gelding was completing his own personal hat-trick having previously scored at both Galway and Sligo, and was given a very confident ride by Ruby Walsh.

He struck the front at the final flight, and was ridden out to beat Seskinane by a length and a half, with the front-running Icantsay a neck away in third.

Mullins said, “He likes the soft ground and he likes a trip. There is a race for him at Gowran Park in a few weeks and hopefully it doesn’t come too soon.”

The champion trainer was on the mark earlier with Coquin Mans and Lagostovegas.

Lagostovegas lands Ladbrokes feature

Willie Mullins sent out the feature race winner for the second successive day at Listowel as Lagostovegas landed the Ladbrokes Ireland Handicap Hurdle.