Leading from the outset Derby Sale graduate WICKLOW BRAVE put up a tremendous display to win the Grade 1 Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle. The versatile eight-year-old jumped flawlessly throughout and held on bravely to give Mullins' father-and-son team a much sought after victory.
Grade 1 Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle
Sale: 2012 Derby Sale
Vendor: Manister House Stud
Purchaser: H Kirk/WP Mullins
Sale: 2010 September Yearling Sale
Vendor: Corduff Stud
Purchaser: Bobby O' Ryan
BACARDYS wins the Tattersalls Ireland Grade 1 Champion Novice HurdleAn exceptional field of ten runners went to post today in the Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) at Punchestown. In what was a close tight race throughout, BACARDYS battled right to the end to win by a short- head. It was the second Grade 1 victory of the day for Willie and Patrick Mullins.