WEDNESDAY was a day of magic at Punchestown, with the highlight being the success of enjoyed by Willie Mullins in six of the seven races. The day also featured a treble for jockey Paul Townend.

Another remarkable feature of the day was the breeding achievement of Niall Flynn, a scion of the famous hotel family who bred the Grade 1 winner Next Destination and Grade 3 winner Colreevy. It was a day to savour for the family. There was a special twist to the story too.