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Ex Patriot wins feature race while Willie Mullins lands double at local track

Derek O’Connor took favourite Ex Patriot home in trainer Ellemarie Holden’s family race.

EX PATRIOT CAME good for Ellmarie Holden as he won the family’s Holden Plant Rentals Shamrock Handicap Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday afternoon.

With Derek O’Connor up top, the six-year-old clawed back longtime leader Reach Up to dispute the lead three from home, and there was no dispute as he powered to the finish.

Also at Gowran, Willie Mullins landed a double at his local track as David Mullins rode Voix Des Tiep to the maiden hurdle and Burrows Saint took the beginners chase with Paul Townend on board.

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