Bloodless win for Mullins' Cotil
Blood Cotil and Ruby Walsh
(Healy Racing Photos)
Ridden by Ruby Walsh, the son of Enrique travelled well throughout and went past leader Hazariban before the final flight. On the run-in, Blood Cotil quickened effortlessly clear for a 17 lengths win over Hazariban.
Afterwards Mullins stated “Blood Cotil jumps well, stays well and is a horse to look forward to.
“The faster the pace the more it will suit him and he's a hardy a horse as I've had around the place for a while. He takes everything that I throw at him and it's interesting that Scolardy was a bit like that too. We'll find a suitable opportunity for him next.”
Paddy Power introduced Blood Cotil at 25/1 for the Triumph Hurdle next March, while Stan James go 33/1 for the same race.
Further reporting by Alan Magee