Reine provides Mullins/Townend with a double
Reine Angevine clears a hurdle under on her way to victory under Paul Townend
(Healy Racing Photos)
The French bred daughter of Poligiote was 6/4 with Paddy Powers this morning and opened on-course at 11/8 before being backed into clear even money favourite at the off.
The Mouse Morris trained Rouge Angel opened the 10/11 favourite with Paddy Powers this morning but was friendless on track and went from 11/10 out to 13/8 at the off.
She was in control from before the last and drew clear on the run-in to record an easy six length success.
Willie Mullins said afterwards: "She is improving all the time. After she won the last day I thought she needed good ground but she did a piece of work on heavy ground during the week and I couldn’t believe how well she worked.
"She will be kept to mares races now."
The winner can be backed at 33/1 for the Neptune Investments Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham with Stan James while she is 20/1 for the Albert Bartlett with the same firm.
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)
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