Neville Accommodations Novice Chase: Gaillard Du Mesnil breaks Grade One chasing duck at Leopardstown | Racing Information

Gaillard Du Mesnil lastly loved his day within the solar over fences with a facile
victory within the Neville Accommodations Novice Chase at Leopardstown.

Though winless in six earlier outings over the bigger obstacles, the twin Grade One-winning hurdler had by no means completed out of the primary three and has been positioned 3 times on the highest degree.

Together with his Drinmore conqueror Mighty Potter a non-runner, Gaillard Du Mesnil was the 5-6 favorite to open his chasing account and in the end did so in high-quality model in a race marred by deadly accidents suffered by each Sudden Depth and Three Stripe Life.

Amirite additionally unseated Rachael Blackmore, however Gaillard Du Mesnil managed to maintain himself out of bother underneath a affected person journey earlier than pulling seven and a half lengths away from Churchstonewarrior to supply Willie Mullins and Paul Townend with yet one more Grade One success this week.

“He had the expertise and he had the score. He was nonetheless a maiden, however we had stored him to good class firm on a regular basis and he received his expertise in opposition to that sort of firm,” mentioned Mullins.

“Paul mentioned he simply flew fences down the again for him. They went very quick and he was even taken off it a bit early on.

“He simply glided into the race down the surface, stored out of bother and refrained from the unfastened horse (Amirite) the most effective he might. He simply stored leaping and landed in entrance.

“He deserved a crack at two and a half (miles) final time, although it was a bit of bit quick for him. He in all probability discovered so much going that tempo. “All that have counts for a day like right this moment.”

Paddy Energy make Gaillard Du Mesnil their 6-4 favorite from 9-4 for the Nationwide Hunt Chase on the Cheltenham Competition, whereas he’s 6-1 from 10-1 with the identical agency for the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase.

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