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Willie Mullins on the double at Navan

Updated: Saturday, 01 Mar 2014 18:42 | Comments

Willie Mullins scored on the double at Navan
Willie Mullins scored on the double at Navan

Touch The Eden kickstarted a Willie Mullins double in the Follow Navan On Facebook Beginners Chase.

Always to the fore under Ruby Walsh, the 2-5 favourite sprinted clear after the second last and kept on well to beat Chestnut Charlie by eight lengths.

The double was concluded when Measureofmydreams (9-4) sauntered to victory in the Athboy Pro/Am Flat Race under the trainer's son Patrick.

Cherryantor caused a huge upset to land the Newgrange Veterans Handicap Chase.

Trainer Iggy Madden will be celebrating after his 33-1 chance fended off all challengers under Shane Crmin.

Duers was the last of those to give chase in the home straight, but the line came in time for Cherryantor, who scored by a length.

Kitten Rock (2-1) looked a hurdler of some potential when scoring on his debut in the Racing 16th March Maiden Hurdle.

A bunch of six horses held every chance approaching the last, but Patrick Mangan found an extra gear on Edward O'Grady's charge, pulling clear to beat Shutter Island by seven lengths.

Short-priced market leader Halling's Treasure could only finish fourth in that race, but favourite-backers had more to cheer about after the Nobber Maiden Hurdle as Drumlee won with a bit in hand.

Charlie Swan's 9-10 market leader was slightly clumsy at the second last when marginally in front, but he hit the ground running and galloped away to beat Brod Na Heireann by two and three-quarter lengths.

Drumlee's owner JP McManus enjoyed a quick double when Concordin (9-1) landed the Garlow Cross Handicap Hurdle.

Robert Tyner's charge picked up well after the second last under Philip Enright, reeling in Vinnie Trenta to score by a length and three-quarters.

Shark Hanlon's Refused A Name (12-1) landed the Dundany Handicap Chase under Andrew McNamara.

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