Giovanni Change strides clear for Patrick Mullins© Photo Healy Racing
Cousins Emmet and Patrick Mullins teamed up to take the Europe Hotel Killarney Flat Race with newcomer Giovanni Change
The French-bred gelding was sent to the front in a steadily run affair before halfway by the champion amateur, and was ridden to assert a furlong from home.
The 9/2 chance kept on well to beat the 3/1 favourite Watch Guard by three and three quarter lengths, with Jazz Toes a length and a quarter further back in third.
Emmet Mullins said, “We’ve actually had him a while but he’s been a bit of a slow burner. They have done a good job watering here but he definitely wouldn’t like it any quicker.
“I’m surprised by that and he’ll be a nice horse going forward for the future. The further he goes the better I’d say, and he might even make into a winter horse.
“I wouldn’t be afraid of slower ground as he has a fair knee action.”