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Cheltenham Festival 2017: Social media reacts to the action on St Patrick’s Thursday

Mullins-Walsh put on a show

After a slow start to the festival that led to some punters losing faith with champion trainer Willie Mullins, the Irishman rewarded those who kept the faith with four winners in the day alongside jockey Ruby Walsh.

 

The first race of the day saw a Mullins-Walsh winner as Yorkhill claimed the JLT Novices’ Chase before landing the Ryanair Chase with Un De Sceaux.

Walsh then rode 10-1 Nichols Canyon home in the Stayers’ Hurdle before riding his fourth winner as Let’s Dance crossed in first to take the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.

 

Outsider wins the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir

40-1 shot Domesday Book gave British stables a first victory among a flurry of Irish winners in the final race of the day. The Stuart Edmunds-trained horse pipped Pendra to the line as rider Gina Andrews claimed her first Festival win.

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