Allegorie De Vassy’s winning streak continued as she cantered to victory in the Coolmore N.H. Sires Mogul Irish EBF Mares Novice Chase at Thurles on Sunday.
Allegorie De Vassy survives a terrible blunder in the Grade 2 @coolmorestud @IrishEBF_ Mares Novice Chase and ultimately runs out an impressive winner for trainer @WillieMullinsNH, but all credit must go to @PTownend who maintained the partnership earlier in the race ?? pic.twitter.com/jWXFKsh7OI— Thurles Racecourse (@thurlesraces) January 22, 2023
The Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old has been victorious in three previous starts for the Clossuton handler, most recently taking the Grade 2 Dawn Run Mares Novice Chase at Limerick by 19 lengths.
At the same level at Thurles she was the 1/8 favourite to oblige again – but gave onlookers a fright when pausing to take a look at the first fence and nearly unseating Paul Townend.
That was the only moment of doubt, however, as the bay then strolled home without seeing another rival to prevail by 19 lengths once again.
?? "I'd just cleaned my binoculars!"
Willie Mullins reflects on the eventful success of Allegorie De Vassy and Paul Townend at @thurlesraces, telling Gary O'Brien what they may do differently going forwards. pic.twitter.com/I1KdonPhMq— Racing TV (@RacingTV) January 22, 2023