Sign in to your account
Forgot / Reset Password? Click here
Not registered with The Irish Field? Register now to read 5 Field+ articles for FREE
Just one final step...
You must confirm your email address by clicking on the link we’ve sent to your email address.
You are only one short step away from reading 5 free Field+ articles.
NEWS: Camelia blooms in Grade 3 heat at Fairyhouse
Register now to read five Field + articles
for free per month.
Only takes a second!
Already registered with The Irish Field? Sign in
By registering an account you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
NEWS: Camelia blooms in Grade 3 heat at Fairyhouse
on 23 April 2019
The Willie Mullins-trained Camelia De Cotte got back to winning ways at Fairyhouse

Camelia De Cotte got back on the winning trail with a fine front-running display in the BoyleSports Grand National Festival John & Chich Fowler Memorial EBF Mares Chase at Fairyhouse.

The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old was successful on five of her first six starts over fences including victories at listed, Grade 3 and Grade 2 level.

She found the promising Kaiser Black too strong on her latest outing at Naas last month, but back against her own sex in this Grade 3 contest, she was the marginal favourite at 13/8 in the hands of Paul Townend.

Camelia De Cotte was soon bowling along at the head of affairs, with her stablemate and market rival Pravalaguna (2/1) always her closest pursuer under Ruby Walsh.

Pravalaguna closed the gap before the home turn, but Townend cut a confident figure in the saddle aboard Camelia De Cotte and she was ultimately good value for the winning margin of five and a half lengths.

Barra shaped with credit in third on what was her first appearance since winning on her chasing debut at Kilbeggan last July.

Mullins said: “She’s very sharp. You saw more than I did as I just arrived here when they were pulling up.

“Paul thought she was going a little right today, I don’t know why. He said the ground was well watered and it’s a credit to Fairyhouse to produce ground in weather like this.”

Bet with William Hill here

Related tags
Classifieds
Get full unlimited access to our content and archive.
Subscribe to The Irish Field
Unlimited access to The Irish Field via your computer, mobile device, tablet or newspaper delivered to your door.
Already a subscriber? Sign in