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Willie Mullins-trained Twinlight takes Galway win

Updated: Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 16:42

Ruby Walsh and Twinlight took the Faber Audiovisuals Ballybrit Novice Chase at Galway
Ruby Walsh and Twinlight took the Faber Audiovisuals Ballybrit Novice Chase at Galway

Twinlight put up a game front-running display to outpoint his four rivals in the Faber Audiovisuals Ballybrit Novice Chase at Galway.

The Willie Mullins-trained 15-8 favourite was headed just briefly by Argocat at the final fence but he responded to Ruby Walsh's urgings.

Twinlight pulled away on the run-in to score by two lengths. Cootamundra was making eyecatching progress having been held up when he came down at the last.

Walsh said: "He was a bit keen early and recovered well from two mistakes.

"In fairness, it was a good performance and he keeps surprising me."

The jockey honours earlier on the card went to Davy Russell, who netted a near-28-1 hat-trick on Rogue Angel (1-6 favourite), Shrapnel (9-2) and Lastoftheleaders (7-2).