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Racing Review – Davy Russell On Top With Three At Thurles

Thurles Thurs 8 February 2018 Picture: Caroline Norris Or Jaune De Somoza ridden by Davy Russell, left, winner, and Bang Bang Rosie ridden by David Mullins, right, jumping the last in The thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle

Favourite backers were in clover as Davy Russell landed three winners at Thurles on Thursday where both Henry De Bromhead and Willie Mullins recorded doubles. Both Russell and De Bromhead got their first winner of the session when the well-supported 5/4 favourite Or Jaune De Somoza won the 2m maiden hurdle from the Mullins-trained Bang Bang Rosie. Mullins also supplied the runner-up in the shape of Caro Des Flos as the County Cork jockey got a second winner on the Mouse Morris-trained 2/1 favourite Last Man Standing in the 2m7f maiden hurdle. Russell completed his treble on the Gordon Elliott-trained 5/2 favourite Goodthynemilan in the handicap hurdle over the same distance. Henry De Bromhead’s second winner was 2/1 chance Mount Hanover which ran out a cosy winner of the rated novice hurdle in the hands of Dylan Robinson. Willie Mullins winners came in the first and last races on the card. Robbie Power rode his first winner for the champion trainer when guiding 9/2 chance Pylonthepressure to a three-length success in the beginners’ chase while Patrick Mullins was in the saddle as 11/8 favourite Clinton Hill won the bumper. Butlerstown, County Waterford-trainer Paul Power and Donagh Meyler combined to win the handicap chase with 25/1 outsider Hawk Eye Down.