Big Sunday double for Willie Mullins in Ireland

While Cabaret Queen won the Munster National as Royal Illusion landed the Tote Irish Cesarewitch willie Mullins won Sundays two races from Ireland.

On the Tote Irish Cesarewitch turned to a procession in the Curragh.
After shooting in the head of events in the markers Offering 17-year-old riders Joey Sheridan a milestone success, the Willie Mullins-trained mare went clear of the area.
The winners stablemates Legal Spin and Saglawy had cut the first running, also the race was finished while Red Gerry temporarily led on straightening at home, after the Royal Illusion went on.
Sent off at 10-1 under her 7lb-claiming jockey, Royal Illusion had eight and a half lengths in hand over Dalton Highway in the line, making it a Cesarewitch dual for Mullins, afterwards Stratum hit Newmarket on Saturday.
Rock De Baune was another two and a quarter lengths back in Crimson Gerry and third fourth.
Mullins – also on the mark in the Munster National at Limerick with Cabaret Queen – stated:Joey gave a very cool ride. He is clearly a young man on the road up and Ive been hearing good words.
I did not think she would proceed on the floor. We have a nice team of staying Flat horses and it is a good idea to make use of them.
Revealing ambitious plans for his Cesarewitch celebrities, Mullins included:Last night I was thinking,what are we going to do now with Stratum? – and theres a $2.5million race outside in Saudi Arabia.
He moves on good ground and she goes on good ground. Id imagine if they get an invite, theyll go there.
It is on February 29 and is not what I want fourteen days before Cheltenham, however for this money we will have to go.
As she ran away together using the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National Handicap Chase cabaret Queen spearheaded a afternoon for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.
Even the seven-year-old was a book for its three-mile occasion, but sneaked into the field Townend seized the chance and after a couple of horses were removed .
He was positive in the off Cabaret Queen (9-1) and that she had been well apparent turning at home, clearing the final obstacle in fine mode to acquire by 13 spans from Spider Web, together with Oscar Knight back in third.
Cabaret Queen is now a 14-1 shot with Paddy Power for its Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on November 30.
Townend explained:She jumped like a buck and it means that a lot when you are able to do that around here. She enhanced from Listowel and now were studying her the entire time.
The floor was an unidentified, but she handled it well enough and that I got it easy ahead.
She was a great find and I won this race in the past with Treacle (2009).
Listen Dear had got the day of the Closutton team off to a good start as she finished a very long spell with success from the PricewaterhouseCoopers Irish EBF Cailin Alainn Mares Hurdle.
The winner hadnt struck the goal since May 2017, but Townend rode her with tons of confidence and she cruised home with eight lengths.
Townend explained:After performing a circuit while I was in front I could feel her growing in confidence underneath me. That will do her the world of good, although she seemed to have misplaced her confidence.
Moving up in trip was something we needed to try because it was not working back at two miles and she was able to go this gallop today inside her comfort zone.
The future wasnt looking glowing after her last couple of runs, however, she was definitely back to himself there and she enjoys that floor.
Darver Star (13-8 favourite) took another Listed prize, the Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays Novice Hurdle.
Trained ridden and Gavin Cromwell by Jonathan Moore, Darver Star could head to Cheltenham after his one-and-a-half-length verdict over Fast Buck.
Cromwell stated:Im not sure where we go after that, but he could possibly go to Cheltenham in November – we will see how he comes from that.
He can go around three miles, but may also go back in trip also. You would have to abide by the novice route for the second how hes going.

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