11yo B G WELL CHOSEN – TAIPANS GIRL (TAIPAN)
The reigning champion hunter chaser will face just four rivals on Saturday as he builds-up to his defence of his Cheltenham crown.
The Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee Annual Point-to-point awards took place at Dunboyne Castle on Saturday 18th June after a long-awaited three-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Billaway followed up on his recent Cheltenham success when landing the Irish Daily Star Champion Hunters Chase in the hands of Patrick Mullins.
Following two placed finishes in the race, Willie Mullins' charge collared Winged Leader in the shadows of the post.
Last season's Champion Hunter Chase put up a dominant performance to win the Naas contest for a third year.
A rating of 131 for Billaway’s performance in the Cheltenham Foxhunters behind Porlock Bay saw him awarded this years Champion Hunter Chaser.
The St. James's Place Festival Hunter Chase stayed in Britain following the narrow victory of Porlock Bay for Will Biddick.
The news comes as Patrick Mullins reveals that he has elected not to taking out a profesional jockeys licence.
The Willie Mullins’ trained nine-year-old Billaway took the Naas Hunters Chase for the second year running.
The Willie Mullins trained Billaway justified favouritism when landing the Hunters Chase at Down Royal in the hands of Patrick Mullins.
The first two horses home in the Cheltenham Foxhunters could both meet on the card on Tuesday.
The favourite had to settle for second behind It Came To Pass in the Christies Foxhunters.
44 ex-pointers are set to line up on the concluding day of the Cheltenham Festival.
A full field of 24 horses have been declared for the St. James’s Place Foxhunters on Friday.
The son of Well Chosen is set to contest in next week's Foxhunter Chase.
Billaway and Staker Wallace are amongst the mix of entries for the Cheltenham Festival contest.
There were a number of graded and impressive winners over the weekend that graduated from the point-to-point circuit
The 9/2 shot recorded an eight-length victory in the three-mile Hunter Chase contest held at Naas racecourse.
The pair will be joined by Billaway and Edwulf in the three-mile contest set to take place on Sunday.
There are a number of recent winners amongst the entries for Sundays three mile contest.
Patrick Mullins has an update on the 2016 Cheltenham Festival winner and their other hunter chasers for the season.
A host of exciting prospects are entered in the two Hunter Chases and two p2p bumpers set to place next week.
We take a look at the results of the Hunter Chase races and Point-To-Point Bumpers at Cork.
The Boardsmill Sires Maiden Hunters Chase at Downpatrick on Sunday has attracted 13 entries.
Carrignagapple marked himself out as an open horse of note for the future with success in the day's feature.