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21 March 2020; Jetz, with Robbie Power up, after jumping the last on their way to winning The BetVictor Hurdle ahead of Mary Frances, left, with Eoin Walsh up, at Thurles Racecourse in Tipperary. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

21 March 2020; Jetz, with Robbie Power up, after jumping the last on their way to winning The BetVictor Hurdle ahead of Mary Frances, left, with Eoin Walsh up, at Thurles Racecourse in Tipperary. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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21 March 2020; Jetz, with Robbie Power up, after jumping the last on their way to winning The BetVictor Hurdle ahead of Mary Frances, left, with Eoin Walsh up, at Thurles Racecourse in Tipperary. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

THEIR cars may have been parked side by side as they waited between races at Down Royal on Tuesday, but Robbie Power decided to call Danny Mullins on the phone rather than take any unnecessary chances with social distancing.

It's a prime example of the precautions which those involved in Irish racing are taking around the coronavirus pandemic to ensure that action continues behind closed doors.

Power would normally carpool to the races with the likes of Barry Geraghty, Keith Donoghue and Mark Enright, but he has been ploughing a lone furrow since returning from Cheltenham.