GRANDFATHER Paddy trained the only winner of both the Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup, and uncles Willie, Tom and Tony have all enjoyed success as trainers at Cheltenham in March, so it will have been a source of personal pride for Emmet Mullins to have won such a prestigious race as the Greatwood Hurdle to follow in those famous family footsteps.

The Shunter was well placed by Mullins to win this off bottom weight, and the trainer made sure Robbie Power missed a few meals to do the weight.