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Video replay – Ballyburn leads home 1-2-3-4-5 for Willie Mullins

Ballyburn Dominates Gallager Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham’s Style Wednesday

Ballyburn, hailed as a standout contender, lived up to expectations by securing a stunning victory in the Grade One Gallager Novices’ Hurdle, kicking off Style Wednesday in spectacular fashion.

Trained by Willie Mullins, the victory marked his record-extending seventh win in the contest, with his horses claiming the top five positions.

Willie Mullins expressed his awe, stating, “This was the first time he has wowed me. That was some performance.” He praised jockey Paul Townend’s skillful handling and highlighted Ballyburn’s deceptive eagerness, attributing it to his head carriage.

Speculating on Ballyburn’s future, Mullins hinted at Champion Hurdle aspirations but pondered the allure of chasing and potentially aiming for a Gold Cup. However, he acknowledged the uncertainty of the sport, empathizing with Nicky Henderson’s recent setbacks.

Jockey Paul Townend echoed Mullins’ sentiments, lauding Ballyburn’s remarkable performance and downplaying his apparent keenness, emphasizing the horse’s manageable nature.

Winning owners Ronnie Bartlett and David Manasseh expressed their excitement and gratitude, emphasizing Ballyburn’s potential and the thrill of winning at Cheltenham.

Other riders acknowledged Ballyburn’s dominance, with runner-up Jimmy Du Seuil’s rider noting the horse’s improvement potential, while third-place finisher Ile Atlantique’s rider hinted at a future over fences for the talented horse.

Ballyburn’s victory resonated as a testament to his prowess and left spectators eagerly anticipating his future performances.”

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