Whilst most people’s eyes were on Cheltenham this weekend, racing was held in Ireland with meetings held at Punchestown and Cork. Gordon Elliott had a treble up on the Saturday of Punchestown but it was Willie Mullins that bagged the Grade 2 Betway Craddockstown Novice Chase with Voix Du Reve as well as the Listed race later in the card with Stormy Ireland confirming favouritism.
Voic Du Reve was asked some serious questions by his four rivals with the jumping often not fluent, however he stayed on well in the hands of Paul Townend to run out a comfortable winner by seven lengths.
The six-year-old looks a decent prospect and there is no reason why he can’t onto contest Grade 1 races in the near future.The Frontline Security Grabel Mares Hurdle (Listed Race) saw Ruby Walsh win on Stormy Ireland. The final positions were almost exactly in betting order with Mullins completing a 1-2-3. This was a decent display from the mare who hadn’t ran since June.