Cash Back floors Willie Mullins stablemate Classic Getaway at Clonmel | Racing News

Classic Getaway was overshadowed by stable mate Cash Back in Munster Hurdle in Clonmel.

A breakaway winner on his only point-to-point course start, Classic Getaway was awarded for £ 570,000 by Bloodstock agent Tom Malone and coach Gordon Elliott on behalf of Cheveley Park Stud.

After leaving Elliott to join Willie Mullins, the six-year-old made his successful debut by the rules with a 15-length verdict in a Tipperary bumper last May and was the 5-6 favorite upon his return to action.

In partnership with Paul Townend, Classic Getaway tracked down Danny Mullins’ Cash Back (8-1) during the early stages before taking over with a circuit to go.

The market leader appeared to be in the lead at the head of the home corner, but his teammate returned to the side after skipping the second ramp from home and was six points clear of the line.

The winning runner said: “He was a hurdler with a score of 140, so I was a little surprised that he was a foregone conclusion in the betting and I thought he would have a good chance.

“He made a good comeback in Cork and it’s good to see him back in the winner’s pen.

“It was getting tactical going down the hill last time and I was doing fine and no one else would be involved. I wouldn’t avoid the second horse (Classic Getaway) because it was still a very good ride for a first time horse overcoming obstacles. Even from that one. will improve a lot “.

He added: “Cash Back has always had the engine, he was put in a grade one beginner chase and had his problems with jumps, but today was a confidence boost.”

The Closutton Mullins manager was completing a double on the card following the previous success of the Dinoblue owned by JP McManus in the Kilsheelan Mares Maiden Hurdle.

Dr Dino’s daughter could not have been more impressive in scoring by 15 lengths in the hands of Mark Walsh as the equal favorite.

Mullins also saddled the second and third homes at La Prima Donna and Mi Lighthouse respectively.

“She’s a lovely mare and she did it very easily,” Walsh said.

“She was very good and going through the stands Jack Foley’s horse (Glenbeg Express) was out and about and mine wanted to continue.

“She wasn’t thrilled, but she has a long stride and glides along the ground on the straight back. She jumped brilliantly and was very professional all the way.

“The skill is definitely there and I can’t fault it on anything to be honest.”

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