The fabulous Faugheen

He may be 12yo and in his first season over fences but his win on Sunday sent the Leopardstown crowd delirious.

FAUGHEEN winning the Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown in Dublin, Ireland.
FAUGHEEN winning the Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown in Dublin, Ireland. Picture: (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

He had been a very popular horse when racing over hurdles winning multiple Gr.1s and it was amazing to see him come through as a chaser in the Novices Chase Gr 1.  His win was made easier by Battleoverdoyen coming down at the last with the runner-up spot going to Easy Game.

Earlier favourite Aspire Tower also fell at the last in the Juvenile Hurdle Gr 1.  This left the way clear for A Wave Of The Sea 12/1 for Joseph O'Brien and Barry Geraghty to win from Wolf Prince and Cerberus.

The Novice Hurdle went to a runaway Asterio Forlange who delighted trainer Mullins and jockey Mulins (Danny).  Easywork was 9 ½ lengths back in second and then there was a further 4 lengths to Mt Leinster.

The Gold Cup saw Delta Work get the better of Kemboy  by 1 ½ lengths with Presenting Percy third.  The delight of Elliott and Jack Kennedy was short lived when the 20 year old jockey broke his leg in a fall in the last.  It was the fourth time Kennedy has suffered a broken leg and he's had two broken collar bones to add to that.  We wish him a speedy recovery but will it be in time for Cheltenham?


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