Outlander and Patrick Mullins come home clear at Fairyhouse
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The Stowaway, Western Whisper mating has produced winners like Western Leader, Mart Lane and Lough Roe Lady in the past and their son, Outlander successfully graduated from the point-to-point ranks to take the O'Doherty's Audio & Video (Pro/Am) Flat Race at Fairyhouse under Patrick Mullins.
Easy enough to back, Outlander, completing a treble for Willie Mullins, following on from Arvika Ligeonniere and Zaidpour, defied any apparent lack of confidence out on the track.
The Gigginstown House Stud-owned four to one shot struck for home and was always going to win in the final quarter mile, eventually crossing the line five lengths to the good from the well-backed joint favourite, Saffron Wells.
Mullins revealed: "He hadn't shown those type of gears at home and I thought he was an out and out galloper. He showed a turn of foot today.
"He was a bit hairy on the first bend and Patrick had to pull him back a bit.
"He showed a nice bit today and we'll have to speak to the owners as to whether he'll go for a winners bumper or go hurdling." (GC & EM)