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Austin back among the winners at Clonmel

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 11:11am
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Austin back among the winners at Clonmel

Willie Austin

Austin back among the winners at Clonmel

Willie Austin

Willie Austin has endured a torrid time with his string for over a year now but all that changed at Clonmel last Thursday when All The Chimneys battled well the take the two mile 80-102 handicap in the hands of David Mullins.

A four time winner for the stable as well as being placed six or seven times, the Bach gelding seemed to have lost his way. His seasonal outing at Cork last month inspired little confidence so it came as no surprise the see him go to post at 16/1.

Mullins settled him in mid division but had moved him into a position to throw down a challenge entering the straight. At this point, there were several in with chances, however, All The Chimneys responded gamely to the urgings of Mullins challenge after the last hurdle before getting up close home to defeat Littlestickarubarb by a neck.

Considered to be a better horse over fences, the winner has plenty of options open to him and now that the yard has returned to form he can be placed to further success. In his post race remarks, Willie Austin revealed that the past twelve months or so have very frustrating as most of his horses suffered from allergies but they seem to be in good order now so it's all systems go.

 

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