Tongie in full flow under David Mullins
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Tongie ran out a really gutsy winner of Limerick's Money Back On Cheltenham Fallers At Coral.ie Rated Novice Hurdle.
David Mullins led on the Pat Fahy-trained 5-4 favourite, but had been headed by Ice Cool when that one crashed out at the second-last.
Dangers still abounded in the shapes of The Mulcare Rover and Prince Kup, butp>Tongie stuck his neck out gamely and scored by three-quarters of a length.
Miss Me Now had to work hard to get into a challenging position in the Best Price Guaranteed On All Irish Racing At Coral.ie Mares Maiden Hurdle but ultimately ran out a cosy winner.
Willie Mullins' 2-1 favourite improved on to the heels of the leaders approaching two out, only to make a mistake, but she was big and bold at the last and strode eight lengths away from West Bridge.
Double Scores' Clonmel second was the best form on offer in the Mullins Magic Free Bet Offer At Coral.ie (C & G) Maiden Hurdle by far, which is why he dominated the market at 4-9.
Bryan Cooper made his own running on Gordon Elliott's charge and while he wasn't foot-perfect at every obstacle, he possessed too much quality and sauntered 12 lengths clear of Kilcrea Bridge.
Three runs after a lengthy absence have brought Stolberg to the boil, and he proved as much in the 8-1 Willie Mullins To Train A Cheltenham Winner At Coral.ie Handicap Hurdle.
The 11-2 joint favourite took up the running on the turn for home and kept Black Ice five lengths at bay in the hands of Jonathan Moore.
Hes Our Vinnie (7-1) broke his duck under Rules in the Bet Now On Every Cheltenham Race At Coral.ie Handicap Hurdle, while Nina Carberry took the Cheltenham Crazy Prices At Coral.ie (Pro/Am) Flat Race on The Sneaky Punter (7-2).
Articulum was sent off the 11-8 favourite for the Bet & Watch Irish And UK Racing Live At Coral.ie (Pro/Am) Flat Race and his supporters never had a moment's worry as he coasted to victory.