And in fact had earlier been considered a bit of a no-hoper but Joseph has managed to turn round to the extent that he won this prestigious race. Royal Rendezvous was second. Cabaret Queen third at 33/1 and The Wests Awake fourth. Galvin was scratched and is entered for a race on Thursday but may not make that date.
Thursday's big race is the Galway Hurdle with 19 runners. One of our favourite horses comes into this on 8/1 – Buildmeupbuttercup for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend. He's not the favourite – that seems to be Felix Desjy for Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell on 5/1. Hunters Call on 9/1 won this last year – he's trained by Olly Murphy who used to be assistant to Gordon Elliott. And another favourite of ours for the roughie – Petit Mouchoir for Henry de Bromhead and Hugh Morgan on 20/1.