CHACUN Pour Soi resumed winning ways in the Grade 1 Ladbrokes Dublin Chase at Leopardstown.
Willie Mullins’ lightly-raced eight-year-old looked a potential superstar when beating Defi Du Seuil at Punchestown last spring.
He did not reappear until Christmas, when he was surprisingly beaten by Henry de Bromhead’s A Plus Tard and a rematch was on the cards.
?? Chacun is firmly on the Champion Chase trail!— Racing TV (@RacingTV) February 1, 2020
?? Chacun Pour Soi lands the knockout blow over the gallant Min to capture the G1 Ladbrokes Dublin Chase!
?? Altior vs Defi Du Seuil vs Chacun Pour Soi - Champion Chase, Wednesday, March 11@LeopardstownRC @WillieMullinsNH #DRF pic.twitter.com/Plp3lyTTNj
However, A Plus Tard was a late absentee as De Bromhead felt the ground was too quick to run his charge and when Mullins’ Cilaos Emery departed at the first fence, Chacun Pour Soi’s task was further eased.
His main danger was stable companion Min, winner of the race for the past two seasons, but Paul Townend’s mount breezed past him at the second last before keeping up to his work for a three-and-three-quarter-length win as the 6/5 favourite.