Cue Card demolishes Willie Mullins' duo to land the Betfred Bowl at Aintree
Published 07/04/2016 | 15:14
Cue Card made amends for his fall in the Cheltenham Gold Cup with a clear-cut victory in the Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree.
Colin Tizzard's classy performer fell three out when in with every chance in the blue riband and put the record straight as he slammed Djakadam and Don Poli, who had been second and third respectively at Cheltenham.
Dynaste made the running in the early stages but the Willie Mullins pair of Djakadam and Don Poli soon took over on the final circuit.
Ruby Walsh tried to dictate matters on Djakadam but was hard pressed in the straight.
Paddy Brennan oozed confidence on Cue Card (6-5 favourite), who sat on the tail of the leading duo before leading at the last.
He drew clear to score by nine lengths from Don Poli, with Djakadam a further eight lengths away in third.