Tennis Cap makes it five for Mullins
Tennis Cap clears the last ahead of Thunder And Roses
(Healy Racing Photos)
The winner brought up a Cork double for Paul Townend. He was returned at 2/1 and overturned the 1/2 favourite Thunder And Roses representing Dessie Hughes, who carried a big reputation from his facile bumper victory at the end of October in Naas.
Winning jockey Paul Townend said: “He settled well today, but he jumped a bit big early on.
“He jumped properly when the race hotted up and it was a good run to beat Dessie’s horse.”
Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes
Richie Deegan partnered his first winner over hurdles, and his second in total under rules, when giving Followmeuptocarlow an accomplished ride in the RSM Farrell Grant Sparks Supporting Longford GAA Handicap Hurdle.