Wednesday 26 July 2017

Bleu Berry leads charge for Mullins

Trainer Willie Mullins. Photo: PA
Trainer Willie Mullins. Photo: PA
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Willie Mullins fires a four-pronged assault on today's Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse.

The Closutton handler has won the Grade Two prize with Kempes (2009), Pique Sous (2013), Valseur Lido (2014) and Sempre Medici (2015) in recent years and appears intent on adding to his tally this afternoon. Heading this year's team is Bleu Berry, the chosen mount of stable jockey Ruby Walsh.

The six-year-old returned from almost a year off the track with victory here in February and followed up in a Listed event at Naas three weeks ago.

Patrick Mullins, assistant to his father, said: "Bleu Berry seems to have got his act together this season after disappointing last year."

The champion trainer also runs Deloitte Novice Hurdle sixth Chateau Conti (Paul Townend) and the Rich Ricci-owned pair of Montalbano (Danny Mullins) and Riven Light (David Mullins).

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