Breakeven made the breakthrough over hurdles at Fairyhouse today as the Tom Mullins trained six year old added the Red Mills EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle to previous successes in two point-to-points and a bumper.
Ridden by Sean O'Keeffe, the son of Scorpion went in pursuit of leader Johngus entering the home straight. However Johngus seemed to 'guess' at the second last flight, causing him to fall, with his exit helping Breakeven to score a two and a quarter lengths win
Winning trainer Tom Mullins later stated “he's just learning his job. That's probably the first day everything has gone right for him.
“He's a beautiful jumper of a hurdle for such a big horse. He's an out and out chaser and I can't wait to go chasing with him as he's won two point-to-points.
“We'll keep going this road and his main target will be the Red Mills Series Final in Punchestown. Whether he runs between now and then I don't know, it depends on the horse himself.
“He's not a January/February ground horse. Maybe he'll grow into it but he's not at the moment anyway.
“He's a real good ground chaser and he wants two-and-a-half or three miles.”