Tuesday 21 November 2017

Expensive Redhotfilly' ready to rock, says Mullins

The smart Flat performer won four of his first five starts over obstacles for the champion trainer before finishing fourth behind stable companion Airlie Beach in the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse. (Stock photo)
The smart Flat performer won four of his first five starts over obstacles for the champion trainer before finishing fourth behind stable companion Airlie Beach in the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse. (Stock photo)

Thomas Kelly

Redhotfillypeppers, a £200,000 Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham May Sale purchase, is nearing her racecourse debut as the striking daughter of Robin Des Champs is well-entered up over the festive period.

Willie Mullins has the Coldunell Limited-owned four-year-old in a couple of races at Limerick and she also has an engagement at Punchestown on New Year's Eve.

She is joint most expensive point-to-point mare ever sold at auction, much sought after following her victory under Harley Dunne for the Donnchadh Doyle yard at Necarne less than a fortnight prior to her sale.

Patrick Mullins reports that Redhotfillypeppers has pleased in her work at Closutton, explaining: "She's a fine, big filly and we've had no problems with her. We'd be expecting her to win her bumper. She cost a lot of money, but she's doing all the right things at home.

"She's by a sire (Robin Des Champs) that we've had an awful lot of luck with. She's as fine a mare as we have in the yard and we're really looking forward to getting her out on the track. She's ready to run and we'll pick a race that we're happy to go in. David (Dunsdon) bought her and he will ride her. He's been over to ride her work a few times."

Redhotfillypeppers is from the family of Mullins' dual Thyestes Chase winner and Gold Cup runner-up On His Own.

Irish Independent

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