Easy for Glens at 8s on

Thu 6th Dec 2012, 13:56
Glens Melody and happys connections
Glens Melody and happys connections
(Healy Racing Photos)
Glens Melody did no more than would be expected of an eight to one on shot when easily landing the Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Maiden Hurdle at Clonmel.

In front from two out under Patrick Mullins, the well-bred star performer in bumpers, drew clear on the run-in to beat the front-runner, Moyas Charm, by six and a half lengths.

Winning trainer Willie Mullins said: "She did it nicely. She's a nice relaxed mare.

"We'll try and find a winners event at Christmas or after that."

Patrick Mullins is chasing a record amount of winners in a calendar year for an amateur rider.

He needs seven more to beat a record set by Billy Parkinson, a relation of the recently departed Tony Sweeney. That was set around 100 years ago. (TW & EM)

Fatcat can't catch Harry

Eoin Doyle struck in the finale on Clonmel Oil Chase day back in the middle of last month with Hawaii Five Nil (sold last Saturday for £130,000 to Jonjo O'Neill). The Kilkenny handler wasn't long about again picking up the winning thread at Powerstown Park when Crouching Harry landed the opening 3-y-o Maiden Hurdle under Mickey Butler.