Response completes another Mullins double
Patrick Mullins pictured with the Kates Monkeys Syndicate
(Healy Racing Photos)
Another fine leap at the second last put the “jolly” back in front, and he was about three lengths ahead when the 15/8 second favourite fell at the last.
This completed a double for champion trainer Willie Mullins who said, “He’ll go for a winners’ race somewhere but we won’t aim him at anything special.”
The winner is owned by Kates Monkeys Syndicate, a group of Patrick Mullins' friends from his student days.
Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes
Ponmeword put a nasty incident at Tramore last time behind him when regaining the winning thread with a facile success in the 2m6f handicap hurdle.