ONE of Willie Mullins’s three winners at Fairyhouse on Wednesday was the French-bred Hauturiere who, on her fifth start over jumps and her sixth in total, justified favouritism in the near two and a half mile mares’ maiden hurdle.

The six-year-old daughter of No Risk At All, who finished second of 18 in a similar race at Limerick’s Christmas meeting and in this race last year, runs in the colours of Randox managing director Peter FitzGerald.

The owner’s Mullins-trained Spanish Harlem had finished second in the earlier novice hurdle over the same trip.

Two Co Tyrone-born jockeys were on the mark at the Co Meath track. Omagh native Simon Torrens struck first when landing the two-mile, five-furlong handicap chase on The Tack Room, who is trained for J.P. McManus by John Kiely.

There was a dead-heat for first in the concluding near two and a half mile handicap hurdle with the spoils being split between the Sneezy Foster-trained Dragon’s Pass (12/1), who arrived late on the scene, and the Mick Winters-trained Pana To Milan (50/1).

The latter was prominent throughout under Dungannon-born Liam McKenna who had also been on board the five-year-old Sageburg mare last time out at Clonmel eight days earlier when she was brought down at the third flight.

On Wednesday, Pana To Milan was having her seventh career start, all of which have been over hurdles.

Breen and Whearty win again

HAVING recorded a win at Dundalk two days earlier, Newry trainer Leanne Breen and Bellewstown jockey Robert Whearty joined forces again at the Co Louth track on Friday.

Once more, Breen saddled just the one runner, Harbanaker, and this six-year-old Camacho gelding covered the price of the diesel and more when landing division one of the opening mile handicap by half a length.

This was a third success for the bay whose first two victories had come when in the care of Gavin Cromwell.

Jockeywise on the flat on Friday, there was a win for Patsy Cosgrave at Meydan on the Exceed And Excel gelding Shining Blue who is trained by Saeed bin Suroor for owner/breeder Godolphin and at Newcastle on Wednesday for Oisin Orr board on the Richard Fahey-trained favourite Gincident, a three-year-old Cotai Glory colt.