Backed from 9/10 into 8/13 on track Fan De Blues won on debut for the Willie Mullins yard to bring up a Thurles treble for Closutton in the Holycross Maiden Hurdle.
Daryl Jacob was over to ride for his employers, Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, but despite the market confidence the Poliglote gelding only got there in the closing stages to win by a length and a quarter from Exceeded Brief
A win is a win as the saying goes, though backers of Fan De Blues were certainly made sweat.
He led, before being joined before three out and headed approaching the straight.
Not fluent two out Fan De Blues wasn’t making any impression between the final two flights. However he kept on well on the run-in to score from the Henry de Bromhead pair, Exceeded Brief and Mud Runner