Trevor Ryan partnered his first winner for trainer Tom Mullins at Punchestown today as the 7lbs claimer steered Chavi Artist to win the Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase.
Ryan, who contemplated retirement through lack of opportunities following the Punchestown Festival last May, was today partnering his eighth winner since November as he steered Chavi Artist to a six and a half lengths win over Well Joey
Trainer Mullins later said “he’s a grand horse, is easy to train and loves jumping. He’s progressed nicely through the season to win today.
“He’s not over big so maybe on better ground in the spring he might improve again.
“Trevor is a grand lad. He’s hungry and appears to be a sensible fella. By chance I got him to ride one or two a few weeks ago. He got brought down on his horse at Leopardstown and I said I’d give him another chance today.”