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As so often before, Un De Sceaux gallops into the floor to bring Boylesports champions Chase to Punchestown this afternoons. The Blackbow 89/1 four-stroke for champions coach Willie Mullins on the first of the first Dublin Racing Festival at the Goffs Future Stars INH Flat Race in Leopardstown.
He has made a firm booking for the Queen Mother Champion Chase in Cheltenham next months after a persuasive win at the Coral Dublin Chase in Leopardstown. After interfering with Simply Ned in an exciting finale at Paddy's Reward Club Chase in Leopardstown today, Min was tossed into the steward room.
Wille Mullins finished a St. Stephen's Day Six when his Miss Sapphire ended the final Lyons Of Limerick (Mares) Bumper in Limerick today, defeating Patrick Mullins, daughter of the champion coach and joylock. Top hurdlers Min made the switch to stylish fencing when he reached 1/3 at Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase in Navan.
A brave 146th year National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup champion Minella Rocco showed plenty of endurance to run out over four mile and 25 fence in Cheltenham. He was a first stage bench-man with an easy win at the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy in Cheltenham.
At the Cheltenham Festival in 1992, Nicky Henderson gave his first Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle victory when he proved too good for Willie Mullins' Min. 25 submissions were received for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle, the first Cheltenham Festival event.
On Cheltenham Festival opening night, Ruby Walsh awaits with the driver who supports Min, Douvan and either Annie Power or Nichols Canyon to do the deed. Mullins acknowledges that it is not perfect that Douvan fought only five competitors in his last two rounds, but he is as enthusiastic about the Racing Post Arkle Trophy favourites as everyone else.
Compare the hurdle favorite of Sky Bet Supreme Novices, Min, with celebrities like Vautour in the same phase of their career. Both Minella Foru and Copy That may be on the ante-post handicap list at the Cheltenham Festival, but coach Eddie Harty has excluded an imminent cross-channel raise for JP McManus' couple.
In his latest BoyleSports blog, Gordon Elliott has sketched blueprints for an exhilarating obstacle runner Tombstone, and the Gigginstown gelding will be travelling again next months on the opening of the Cheltenham Festival. Min Ante-post Favorit leads a 18 horse giant for Willie Mullins at the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on March 15.
Ruby Walsh believes Min is as brief as 5-4 for the Supreme Novices' Hurdles, mainly because he is the strong line-up of coach Willie Mullins and proprietor Rich Ricci. "One could not ask for more, and he does justice to all the talk about him," said Willie Mullins after his Min was cured as a favorite for the Supreme Novices' hurdles, with another show of his great nature skills in the Grade 2 Sky Bet Moscow flyer Novice hurdle in Punchestown.
Min, the importer from France, made a big impact this afternoons when he landed a descant for Willie Mullins in the 2m2f barrier in Punchestown.