Very Much So lands the Goffs Land Rover Bumper for Mullins' team
Very Much So was a 12-1 chance for the Goffs Land Rover Bumper despite being Mullins' only runner and those that were not put off by jockey bookings were rewarded with three-quarter length success over Snow Falcon at Punchestown.
Patrick Mullins never featured on the Henderson-trained favourite Native Display, and at the business end young Johnny Burke did a fine job in getting the four-year-old home under hands and heels.
Burke said: "I've been riding out for Willie for some time, my dad is well known in racing and it's great to get a winner at the Festival.
"Going professional is something I'd like to think about at the end of this Festival."
Mullins said: "He wasn't high in our estimation for the bumper but we knew he was improving.
"I said to Johnny if he doesn't get a break, ride your own race. He kept him balanced and kept him going.
"Johnny has shown me he's a good pilot."