Walsh strikes late to take novice chase
RUBY Walsh conjured a late rally out of Back In Focus to deny Aupcharlie as Willie Mullins claimed a one-two in the Topaz Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
The strong-travelling Aupcharlie was going the better on the run to the final fence but he pecked slightly on landing and could not pull far enough clear of his nearest pursuer.
Mount Benbulben was pulled up after making a bad mistake as the field went out for the final circuit while Tony McCoy's partner Jenari fell at the following fence and Lyreen Legend came down three out.
Paddy Power left Back In Focus unchanged at 14-1 for the RSA chase at Cheltenham.