Upsie makes successful reappearance

  • Last Updated: February 24 2013, 17:57 GMT

Tony McCoy teamed up with record-breaking trainer Willie Mullins when steering Upsie to victory in the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet 1800 721 821 Maiden Hurdle at Naas.

Tony McCoy: Successful journey to Naas

The JP McManus-owned mare was 4/7 to make a winning debut over jumps, but success was not without a scare as she almost went through the wing after the third-last when hampered and about to be asked for an effort.

McCoy got the dual French bumper winner back on an even keel and brought the five-year-old to lead just before the final flight, going on to score by three and three-quarter lengths from Aerlite Supreme with Toubaloo just behind in third.

Mullins said: "She looks a good mare and we'll find a nice novice for her somewhere.

"She did that well there against geldings and she could take them on again."

A Mullins treble was completed by Outlander (11/10f), who made it a hat-trick of bumper successes in the Paddy Power Mobile App (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race in the hands of the trainer's son, Patrick.

Having won the Nas Na Riogh Chase, Davy Russell completed a quick double with an emphatic victory on the well-backed Mallowney (11/4) in the Paddy Power Mobile App Handicap Hurdle.

Ireland's champion jockey took the Tim Doyle-trained gelding to the front before the field set off on their final circuit of the track and was always in control.

Mallowney produced a decisive turn of foot after the second-last flight to settle the issue, bounding seven lengths clear of his rivals headed by Enchanted Forest.

Doyle said: "He ran very well in the Boylesports Hurdle (at Leopardstown last month) and only for a mistake at the last he would have been placed.

"We won't be too hard on him this season and I'm really looking forward to going chasing with him in the autumn.

"He should make a smashing chaser. He's got a lovely pedigree and is from the same family as Boston Bob.

"He's only really started to mature into a good horse recently. He had a wind-op after Galway which seems to have made a big difference to him."


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