DOUBLE FOR MULLINS AT LIMERICK
20 March 2017
Continuing the fine winning
streak at Cheltenham, Willie Mullins and Paul Townend teamed up to take the
feature races at Limerick on Sunday. KATE APPLEBY SHOES (IRE) was first in the
winner’s enclosure taking the Grade 3 Kerry Group EBF Shannon Spray Mares
Novice Hurdle. The daughter of Flemensfirth was tucked in behind the leaders
for the majority of the race but took the lead at the top of the hill
eventually scoring by five lengths. The Robert McCarthy-bred mare has now won
four races including two bumpers and a maiden hurdle previously.
DAISY’S GIFT (IRE) got back to
winning ways taking the Grade 2 Charleville Cheese EBF Mares Novice Chase.
Settled just behind the leaders through-out battling hard to see off Slowmotion
(Soldier of Fortune) in the closing stages. DAISY’S GIFT (IRE) runs in the
colours of her owner/breeder NG King and is by Glenview’s Stud top-class sire
Presenting. She is out of an unraced half-sister to the Grade 3 winning hurdler
Shivermetimber (IRE) who had produced two Stakes-winning jumpers in Katie Too
(IRE) and The Pirate’s Queen (IRE).