Royal Illusion landed the Tote Irish Cesarewitch while Cabaret Queen won the Munster National willie Mullins won Sundays two big races from Ireland.
Royal Illusion turned into the Tote Irish Cesarewitch into a procession.
After taking over in the head of events in the marker, giving 17-year-old riders Joey Sheridan a milestone victory, the Willie mare went quickly clear of the area.
The stablemates Legal Spin and Saglawy of the winner had cut out the early running, also while Red Gerry led on straightening for home, whenever the Royal Illusion went , the race was finished.
Sent off 10-1 under her 7lb-claiming jockey, Royal Illusion had eight and a half lengths before Dalton Highway at the line, making it a Cesarewitch double for Mullins, afterwards Stratum hit Newmarket on Saturday.
Rock De Baune was another two and a quarter lengths back in Red Gerry fourth.
Mullins – also on the mark at the Munster National at Limerick using Cabaret Queen – stated:Joey gave a really cool ride. He is clearly a talented man on the road up and I have been hearing good words.
I didnt think shed go on the floor. Weve got a wonderful team of staying Flat horses and its great to use those.
Revealing ambitious aims for his Cesarewitch stars, Mullins included:Last night I was thinking,what exactly are we going to do now with Stratum? – and there is a 2.5million race outside in Saudi Arabia.
He goes on good ground and she moves on good ground. I would imagine if they receive an invitation, theyll move there.
It is on February 29 and is not what I need two weeks before Cheltenham, but for this money well have to go.
Cabaret Queen spearheaded a day for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend at Limerick because she ran away using the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National Handicap Chase.
Even the seven-year-old was a reserve for the three-mile occasion, but sneaked to the field Townend seized the chance with both hands and after a few horses were taken out .
He was positive in the off Cabaret Queen (9-1) and also she was well apparent turning to home, clearing the last obstacle in fine design to acquire by 13 lengths from Spider Internet, together with Oscar Knight back in third.
Cabaret Queen has become a shot with Paddy Power for the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on November 30.
Townend said:She jumped like a dollar and it means that a great deal when you may do that around here. She improved from Listowel and were learning the entire time.
The floor was still an unknown, but she managed it well and I made it easy in front.
She had been a great find and that I won this race before with Treacle (2009).
As she finished a long barren spell with victory from the PricewaterhouseCoopers Irish EBF Cailin Alainn Mares Hurdle listen Dear had got the Closutton team off to a great start.
The winner had not struck on the target however Townend rode her with loads of optimism and that she cruised home with eight lengths at odds of 14-1.
Townend stated:After doing a circuit while I was in front I could feel her growing confidence under me. That can do her the world of good, although she seemed to have dropped her optimism.
Moving up in trip was something we needed to test since it wasnt working back in two kilometers and she was able to go that gallop today within her comfort zone.
The future was not looking glowing after her final couple of runs, however, she was back to herself there and she likes that ground.
Darver Star (13-8 favorite ) took the other Listed prize, the Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays Novice Hurdle.
Trained Gavin Cromwell and ridden by Jonathan Moore, Darver Star could head to Cheltenham after his one-and-a-half-length verdict on Quick Buck.
Cromwell said:I am not certain where we go then, but he might potentially go to Cheltenham in November – well see how he comes from that.
He can go around 3 miles, but might also go back in trip too. Youd have to stick to the novice route for the moment the way he is going.