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Punchestown Competition: Ballyburn secures Willie Mullins Irish file


Willie Mullins turned probably the most profitable coach in Irish racing historical past as Ballyburn secured his file triumph on the Punchestown Competition.

Ballyburn’s run within the Champion Novice Hurdle gave Mullins his 4,378th victory, passing Dermot Weld’s earlier mark for wins.

The 1-5 favorite was keeping off the cost of Jessica Harrington’s Jetara on the final, however would end strongly to win by three and 1 / 4 lengths.

After breaking the file, Mullins mentioned: “Dermot pioneered taking place to Australia and gained the Belmont Stakes, an American Triple Crown race.

“He is finished excellent issues, so to be talked about alongside him is unbelievable.”

Earlier within the day one other Mullins horse, State Man, claimed a tenth Grade One victory within the Champion Hurdle.

After a run of wins that included efforts on the Dublin Racing Competition and Cheltenham this yr, the 2-7 favorite made it an ideal 5 from 5 this season when coming in forward of Irish Level for victory.

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