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Video Replay – Stateman beats Irish Point in Champion Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival Recap: State Man Secures Fifth Unibet Champion Hurdle Title for Mullins

Trainer Willie Mullins celebrated his fifth Unibet Champion Hurdle victory at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday, March 12th, as State Man triumphed, improving on his performance from the previous year.

Mullins expressed admiration for jockey Paul Townend’s confident ride aboard State Man, highlighting his surprise at Townend’s strategic positioning in the race. Despite initial expectations of a more forward position, Townend’s supreme confidence in the horse led him to ride for speed, ultimately securing a brilliant victory. Mullins commended Townend’s exceptional skills and praised his partnership with State Man.

Reflecting on State Man’s performance, Mullins emphasized the horse’s solid and dependable nature, attributing his success to his unwavering consistency. Despite challenging ground conditions, State Man’s stamina proved invaluable, showcasing his resilience and toughness throughout the race. Mullins ruled out Aintree as the next target for State Man, opting instead for the familiar terrain of Punchestown.

Paul Townend, enjoying his first Champion Hurdle win, lauded State Man’s simplicity and praised the horse’s deserving victory. Townend expressed personal significance in winning the Champion Hurdle, highlighting its importance in his racing career and reminiscing about his association with past champions.

In the 3:30 pm Unibet Champion Hurdle, State Man emerged victorious as the 2-5 favorite, followed by Irish Point and Luccia. Mullins, Townend, and the entire team celebrated State Man’s remarkable achievement, solidifying their status as formidable contenders in the racing world.

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