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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.
Nov 29th 2015, 5:50 PM 3,401 0

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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