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Bullion and Blackmore collect at Cork

Gold Bullion and Rachael Blackmore (far side) jump the last alongside Pray TellGold Bullion and Rachael Blackmore (far side) jump the last alongside Pray Tell
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Gold Bullion (7/1) today won on just his second start following a two-year layoff, landing Cork's Mallow Maiden Hurdle for trainer Henry De Bromhead, owner Malcolm Denmark and jockey Rachael Blackmore.

The Fame And Glory-gelding scored on debut for trainer Paul Nicholls in 2021 but was absent for 748 days prior to his Fairyhouse return last month.

Today Blackmore tracked the leaders on the seven-year-old, leading on the run-in and scoring by a length and a half from Pray Tell

Blackmore said “he did it really well stepping up in trip. We weren't sure about today's distance (3m,180yds) but he saw it out really well.

“He is a lovely horse, is very straightforward to ride and while he was watching what he was doing, I couldn't fault him. He had run a lovely race the last day after a long layoff so we were hoping he'd improve and he did.”

About Tom Weekes
A lifelong racing fan, Tom began writing point to point reports in 2002 and has reported for irishracing.com since 2003, when he joined Irish Racing Services - since taken over by the Press Association. Has ridden a point to point winner and won the 2018 Irish Field Naps Table.