Take note of this Mullins newcomer!
Rathvawn Belle (David Mullins up) with owner Jimmy Barcoe
(Healy Racing Photos)
Mullins' illustrious uncle Willie Mullins had 1/2f Sizing Brisbane in the race but that gelding faded in the straight, finishing fourth. The winner, a daughter of Luso, had been held up in rear in the race before making good headway to eventually lead over a furlong out. From there teenager Mullins kept his mount going for a three and a quarter lengths win over Murtys Delight.
Winning trained Dick Donohoe was not present for his 33/1 winner (paid 155/1 on the Tote) while Tom Mullins, proud father of the winning rider, mentioned that David rides out on his spare time at home.
The 33/1 winner rounded off a good day for bookmakers who also had two 20/1 winners to cheer.
Quotes from Alan Magee
Aidan O'Brien's first venture, for eight years, into National Hunt racing in the AES Family Saturday At The Festival Bumper at Punchestown today, was upstaged by his former employee and lesser known Co Kilkenny based Gareth Power, whose newcomer Yes Sir Brian (20/1) claimed many of racing's best known scalps in the race.