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Tullow Tank storms to Leopardstown glory

Updated: Friday, 27 Dec 2013 18:42 | Comments

Jockey Danny Mullins onboard The Tullow Tank clears the last hurdle on his way to winning the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle
Jockey Danny Mullins onboard The Tullow Tank clears the last hurdle on his way to winning the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle

The Tullow Tank secured his second Grade One prize of the season with a determined display in the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown.

Philip Fenton's star youngster arrived at Foxrock off the back of victory in the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse, but was still not favourite with Willie Mullins' previously unbeaten gelding Moyle Park the 6-5 market leader.

Moyle Park travelled best into the straight, but emptied quickly under Ruby Walsh and The Tullow Tank was in front jumping the final flight.

The 9-4 chance galloped all the way to the line to score comfortably in the hands of Danny Mullins, with the front-running King Of The Picts passing Moyle Park on the run-in to grab second.

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