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Twinlight, Back In Focus and Hurricane Fly ensure treble for Closutton team

Updated: Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 16:44 | Comments

Twinlight and Ruby Walsh outbattle Baily Green and David Casey in the closing stages of the Craddockstown Novices' Chase at Punchestown Twinlight's jumping wasn't always foot-perfect Road To Riches and Davy Russell clear the last on their way to victory in the opening maiden hurdle
Twinlight and Ruby Walsh outbattle Baily Green and David Casey in the closing stages of the Craddockstown Novices' Chase at Punchestown Twinlight's jumping wasn't always foot-perfect Road To Riches and Davy Russell clear the last on their way to victory in the opening maiden hurdle

Trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh, successful with Hurricane Fly in the featured Morgiana Hurdle, recorded a treble Punchestown.

Twinlight (9-1) provided the first leg when ending the winning spree of Baily Green in the AGK Displays Craddockstown Novice Chase.

The pair set off at a breakneck gallop, and were left even further clear by the second-fence fall of Oscars Well.

A slicker leap at the last brought Baily Green on terms, but Twinlight found a bit more for Walsh and prevailed by a length.

Back In Focus was the second leg of the treble when he outstayed Lyreen Legend in the Florida Pearl Novice Chase.

The 2-5 favourite was rousted along turning into the straight, but his stamina kicked in on the run to the last and he had four lengths in hand at the line.

Road To Riches could take high rank in the staying novice hurdle division, judging by his impressive defeat of Pride Ofthe Parish at the prohibitive odds of 1-6 in the INH Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle.

His trainer and jockey, Noel Meade and Davy Russell, had to settle for second when Maxim Gorky was outbattled by fellow Gigginstown House Stud representative Beef To The Heels (4-1) in the Punchestown On TG4 At 9.20 Next Saturday Handicap Hurdle.

Amateur rider Robert Deegan got on the scoresheet when 4-1 market leader Followmeuptocarlow took the RSM Farrell Grant Sparks Supporting Longford GAA Handicap Hurdle, while Nina Carberry was seen to good effect to get O Maonlai (7-4) home in the Dick Grainger Memorial (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race.

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