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Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins landed a Grade 1 double at Fairyhouse today

Long Dog and Arctic Fire won the day’s two big hurdle races at the Meath track.

Bryan Cooper onboard No More Heroes holds off Sean Flanagan onboard Monksland to win No More Heroes was two-and-a-half length winner of the Drinmore Novice Chase. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

RUBY WALSH AND Willie Mullins bagged a Grade 1 hurdle double on a day for the favourites at Fairyhouse.

Arctic Fire (4/5 fav) was a comfortable winner of Sunday’s feature, the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle over 2m4f, beating Gigginstown runner Alpha des Obeaux by four lengths.

Source: At The Races/YouTube

A few minutes earlier Walsh and Mullins had teamed up for their first success of the day when 1/2 favourite Long Dog dug deep to hold off stable companion Bachasson by a neck.

Source: At The Races/YouTube

Later, the Gordon Elliot-trained No More Heroes impressed as he pulled away to win the Drinmore Novices Chase in the hands of Brian Cooper.

Sent off the 13/8 favourite, the six-year-old continued his winning start over fences and held off Monksland by two-and-a-half lengths.

Source: At The Races/YouTube

Fairyhouse – Sunday’s results

  • 12.40 – Rashaan (5/1 2fav)
  • 13.10 – Long Dog (1/2 fav)
  • 13.40 – Arctic Fire (4/5 fav)
  • 14.10 – De Benno (14/1)
  • 14.40 – No More Heroes (13/8 fav)
  • 15.10 – Bless The Wings (11/2)
  • 15.40 – Lucky Pass (2/1 Jfav) 

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