Outsider Augusta causes another surprise
Claudia Augusta leads Tudor Fashion
(Healy Racing Photos)
Five odds-on shots have been turned-over in the last 12 races run in Ireland and Claudia Augusta's (ridden by Mark Enright) success surprised most, including her trainer Dessie Hughes who subsequently stated “I didn't think she'd go on that ground and thought she'd want it a lot better.
He added “she did run quite well at Thurles the second day though and I thought the extra half mile would suit her today. Her dam won a couple of bumpers.”
Enright is currently leading Conditional Jockey with 25 wins.
Quotes from Alan Magee
A bloodied Ruby Walsh drew level with Davy Russell at the head of the Jockeys' Championship (85 winners apiece) with a win in the Festival Party Pack From €19 Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown today, steering the Willie Mullins trained Un De Seaux to a winning Irish debut.