Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Junior keeps cross-country crownHeadlines
Uncle Junior on his way to victory in the cross-country race

Uncle Junior shrugged off an early scare to claim back-to-back victories in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham.

Trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by his son Patrick, the 9-2 shot was chasing the leaders through the early stages and was lucky to survive a hairy leap at one of the larger obstacles.

However, he was quickly back on the bridle and threw down his challenge to leader and favourite Balthazar King some way out in the three-mile-seven-furlong contest before getting firmly on top at the last and sprinting clear to win by 11 lengths. Outlaw Pete finished third.

Jackie Mullins, wife of trainer Willie, said: "Patrick won here on him last season, he loves it here. He's run over in France and ran in the Pardubicka three weeks ago, so we're thrilled.

"Willie was wondering whether to run him or wait for the race in December, but he said we'd bring him and it worked. I don't know what the difference was between his last race and this, he just loves it here maybe."

Patrick Mullins said of the bad mistake: "I probably made it look worse than it was. I get a kick out of riding in these races."

Buck Magic (7-1) made a successful debut after moving from Keiran Burke to Neil Mulholland when battling home in the Irish Times Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle.

"He'll go chasing now," said Mulholland.

22 July 2014

Queen's Estimate tests positive
Moonlight shines at Musselburgh
Taghrooda could go off favourite
Signal pointed at Phoenix
Course specialist in Ascot return
Bary plots Arc route for Spiritjim
Charlton weighs up Kazeem options
Strangeway targets Galway riches
Grade One status for Mares' event
Halford retains Certerach faith
Varian seeking York glory
HRI unveil 2015 plans
Buick on Ascot weather watch
High hopes for Odeliz
Minella to take Plate test
Scudamore banned for course blunder
Toscanini team mull options
Faydhan team in no rush
Fast Kaar given Dewhurst target
Pique Sous confirmed for Galway
Hannon team cool on Nunthorpe bid
Channon excited by Amralah progress
Haggas expects Hanagan to ride Tag

21 July 2014

Ebor the Clever choice for Cookie
Deauville mission for Fiesolana
Chicquita in Yorkshire Oaks frame
Magical Moore shines again
Kool result for Hannon
Guest considers Memory options
Euro stays with Botti
Ascot on Moohaarib agenda
Injury blow for Boistron team
Encke set for Glorious return
No hurry for Tiggy target
No rush for East aim

20 July 2014

Sous heads Galway Hurdle betting
McCoy savours overtaking Pipe
Bracelet glitters in Irish Oaks
Whittington pounces in Anglesey
Music masters Hackwood rivals
Dazzling Tiggy in Nunthorpe frame
Gutsy Ansgar makes all
India too hot in Curragh opener
Fourth for Kazeem on return
Kosika crushes Newbury rivals

19 July 2014

Bracelet glitters in Irish Oaks
It's a day to remember for McCoy
It's a Rasen Gimme for McCoy
Super-sonic display from Tiggy
Bay bounds clear for Summer spoils
Sunshine at last at Rasen
Storms force Market Rasen delay
Lady bids to bow out on a high
Ansgar takes Minstrel chance
Newsletter out to deliver
Cox pair take Super challenge
Kazeem on the comeback trail
Tennant sitting on big Rasen prize
Newland seeks easy Pickens at Rasen
Realtra camp have Sprint concern
Tarfasha team hopeful of home win

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2014