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Sharjah's kick is like an assassin's bullet – he can shoot down rivals

Patrick Mullins


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Sharjah (left) with Patrick Mullins on board

Sharjah (left) with Patrick Mullins on board

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Sharjah (left) with Patrick Mullins on board

“And the silence is deafening”

WHEN Sharjah toppled the legendary Faugheen, he received a big reception – one that he would be deserving of today in the amateur handicap should he add another Galway feature to his CV. So far my attempts to win this famous race have rebounded the way a bird bounces off a window pane.

I’ve managed to find defeat on a previous Cheltenham Festival winner and subsequent Royal Ascot winner but this will be my first time firing a Grade One winner at the elusive prize. Weapons of mass destruction compared to the ammunition most have to play with!