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Twinlight shines at PunchestownHeadlines
Twinlight is untidy at the final fence

Twinlight (9-1) put up a game display when making virtually all of the running in the AGK Displays Craddockstown Novice Chase at Punchestown.

This Grade Two heat was reduced to a match between the winner and Baily Green after the 8-15 favourite Oscars Well fell at the second fence and the other runner, Jenari, was soon detached.

Ruby Walsh allowed the Willie Mullins-trained five-year-old to do his own thing in front, though Baily Green was never far away. An untidy jump at the last appeared to let in Baily Green, but Twinlight rallied in determined fashion to end the latter's seven-race winning streak and complete his own hat-trick.

Walsh told At The Races: "He's making me a believer of him now. He battled back well to win again. He jumped super apart from the last two, but he was a bit tired by then, and so was the runner-up, but it was a good pot to win with him."

"He's improving all the time and getting confident. Ruby said he's getting to know him as he has his own method of jumping," said Mullins.

"I'd say he loves this ground. We'll have to see where we go from here, but he's fit and well and very tough."

24 April 2014

War saunters to easy success
Quevega five-timer still on course
Wylie trio go for Gold
Cyclone blows into Punchestown
Rain set to help Punchestown
Rifles aimed at York
Dante considered for Arod
Carpenter faces stamina question
Tonto strives for Sandown scalp
Telescope sights fixed on Sandown
Prize lined up for Greffulhe raid
Celebration time for super Sire
Taghrooda swerves Sandown heat
Concorde checks in for Punchestown
No Sandown run for Oscar
Un De Sceaux to skip Punchestown
Treve among stellar Ascot entries
Charline still in Guineas mix
Big guns remain in Guineas frame
Prince in Punchestown frame
Sparrow set for Punchestown spin
Balder to take novice test
Connell eager for Tank chase run

23 April 2014

Telescope tops Richards runners
No rush for Annie target
Cosgrave appeal set for Monday
Hughes set for Sandown return
France adds flair to Guineas
Mullins drops Vautour Champion hint
Exciting Bunker given Dante date
Culloty keen on Gold run for Heeled
Hannon triple-handed in Guineas
Resurge revived for Epsom return
Sandown option for Battalion
Johnston pair clash in Derby Trial
Reckless Abandon returns to track

22 April 2014

Rizeena delights in Guineas workout
Carberry targets swift return
Williamson escapes serious injury
Rizeena thrills Brittain on gallops
Door bags National glory
Twiston-Davies hits four-timer
Joe suffers shock defeat
Scudamore hits century mark
Ivan lands Fairyhouse prize
Thousand shows star quality
Cirrus set for Treve clash
Houblon heads Gold contenders
Guineas still on Berkshire radar

21 April 2014

Door bags National glory
Wilson passes away
Ivan lands Fairyhouse prize
Stepper set for trip drop
Richards in Telescope sights
Ladies geared for Summer repeat
Hill out of Irish National
No Dundeel at Royal Ascot
Clowance up for the Cup
Garner hit with lengthy ban
Memories in Final flourish
Fitz powers home at Fairyhouse
Toner hits target for Elliott
Joe ready for Cork outing
Lennon looking to call tune
Ground holds key to Tonto show
Lucky escape for Cook
Mind called up for National service

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