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Ruby double keeps race for title alive

RUBY WALSH cut Davy Russell's lead in the jump-jockeys' title race to seven with a near 13/1 double at Cork.

The former champion struck in the opening novice chase as 7/4 favourite Turban survived a mistake at the second last to come home an easy winner.

Trained by Willie Mullins, the six-year-old was always travelling well and pulled clear of second favourite Darwins Fox after the final fence.

Tony Martin provided the Kill native with his second winner as well-backed 4/1 favourite Living Next Door pulled six lengths clear of Whiskey And Rye in the novice handicap hurdle.

Walsh was denied a treble in the maiden hurdle when the Mullins-trained Dougal Philps had to play second fiddle to the Paul Townend-ridden Spot The Pro.

Irish Independent