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Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh rack up Cork double

Updated: Friday, 24 May 2013 21:54 | Comments

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh
Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh teamed up to record doubles at Cork on Friday evening.

The duo won the opening race on the card with Shamar, with the 5-2 favourite taking it up two in the corkracecourse.ie Maiden Hurdle and seeing off Aonvarr by three and a half lengths.

Make Your Mark raced prominently under Walsh for most of the way in the Friday Evening Racing Hurdle.

Shadow Catcher tried to get on top on the turn for home, but the 9-10 favourite saw him off and kept up the gallop to beat Moon Dice by two and a half lengths.

However, Walsh's evening ended prematurely when he was stood down after falling from Redusci in a race won by Henry De Bromhead's The Boat People (12-1), who just got the better of a thrilling battle with Foot Soldier to land the Follow Corkracecourse On Twitter Handicap Hurdle.

David Splaine left it late to get Cnoc Na Sioga up to land the most valuable race on the card, the Father's Day Racing June 16th Handicap Hurdle.

Golden Kite appeared to have made a decisive move when pulling ahead two out, but Splaine galvanised the 12-1 chance and he got on top in the dying strides to win by a neck.

Charles Byrnes' 8-11 favourite Moscow Chief proved a very game partner for Barry Geraghty as he landed the Friday July 12th BBQ Maiden Hurdle, while the Like Us On Facebook Handicap Hurdle proved a happy hunting ground for Mick Winters' reserve Samantha Jones (11-1).

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