Whatdeawant gets Cheltenham quote after good debut win

Sun 3rd Jan 2021, 16:39

Whatdeawant and Patrick Mullins
© Photo Healy Racing

By the Monson horse, Aizavoski, like yesterday’s winner, Hes A Hardy Bloke, Whatdeawant, a half-brother to Hardline, won the concluding Jump Into January @fairyhouse (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race in the style of a very smart performer.

The 9/4 second favourite (from 5/2) was making his debut, whilst ‘jolly’ Ginto 4/9 (from 1/3) had already won a point-to-point after which he was sold for 470,000 pounds.

For Willie and Patrick Mullins and the Mulryans, Whatdeawant had the better turn of pace up the straight to beat Ginto by two and a half lengths.

For the Champion Bumper Paddy Power go 33/1 first show about Whatdeawant and 33/1 from 20s on Ginto.

“It was a nice performance and nice to have a winner for Bernardine and Sean Mulryan,” said Willie Mullins.

“He looks smarter on the racetrack than he does at home, that'll do me.

“I'd imagine he'll go for a winners or we could go straight to Cheltenham with him. Patrick was very happy with his performance.”

Meanwhile on dual Gold Cup hero Al Boum Photo the Closutton maestro said: “He seems great after his run (at Tramore on Friday).

“I think the longer break, with not going to Punchestown, he was a bit more ring rusty than we expected.

“The first two miles of the race was run at two mile pace with Djingle cutting out a fast pace.

“When we put it all together I was much happier when I analysed it at home than I was leaving the racetrack.

“He didn't stop going through the line. He just idled mid-race when he had no company around him. Danny was way ahead on Acapella Bourgeois.

“He just idled but once he got close to him around the home-turn, to beat a 150 horse 19 lengths could be as good as any performance over Christmas.”

(GC & EM)

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