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Remember Quevega? Cheltenham superstar's first daughter makes winning start for Mullins

Princess Vega made her racecourse debut at Tramore.

Like mother, like daughter: Quevega in action at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival.
Like mother, like daughter: Quevega in action at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

THE LEGENDARY QUEVEGA, who won at six successive Cheltenham Festivals, bred her first winner as daughter Princess Vega made her racecourse debut in a maiden hurdle at Tramore.

Just like Quevega, Princess Vega is owned by the Hammer & Trowel Syndicate and trained by Willie Mullins and the 5/4 favourite stayed on strongly under champion jockey Paul Townend to beat So Enjoy by seven and a half lengths.

Mullins also confirmed after the race that Princess Vega would be kept on the go through the summer.

Two Model men teamed up to great effect as Ballindaggin trainer Sean Doyle and Adamstown rider Jonathan Moore landed another of the day’s maiden hurdles on Tomgarrow.

Backed from a morning price of 25/1 into 12/1 at the off, Tomgarrow stayed on strongly under a terrific ride from Moore to beat The Artful Roger by three lengths.

There was double reason for Moore to celebrate as he also owns Tomgarrow along with Doyle.

Moore later went on to complete a 70/1 double when Allduckornodinner won the handicap hurdle at odds of 9/2.

- David Jennings, for more visit the Racing Post  

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