Whizz seals Wexford brace for Mullins
Published 28/11/2011 | 05:00
Emmet Mullins is a jockey on an upward curve and he was the man to follow at Wexford yesterday as he completed a 35/1 double.
His first winner came courtesy of the Noel Meade-trained Tackmaster which captured the Leinster Maiden Hurdle. Mullins produced the son of Ragmar late, getting a run through on the inner from the final flight to see off Tabhachtach.
The jockey's brace was completed when he partnered Baby Whizz, trained by his uncle Tom, to victory in the Gorey Handicap Hurdle.
Jockey Robbie McNamara maintained his great association with Dermot Weld this season with another win for the Curragh trainer in the Rosslare Hunters Chase aboard Merchant Royal.
The Weld inmate was always prominent, and though Twin Joy challenged, Merchant Royal's faster jump at the last helped seal the win.
Trainer Charles Byrnes and jockey Philip Enright were on the mark in the Hook Mares Beginners Chase with Knockfierna, which was all out to defeat Stephanie Kate after a great duel up the straight.
Jockey Ben Dalton again impressed on the Matthieu Palussiere-trained Leah Claire in the Saltees Island Mares Novice Hurdle. Dalton quickened away from 4/9 favourite Ceol Rua entering the straight before staying on for a three-length victory.