Willie Mullins toasted a Thursday at Thurles to savour as a hat-trick of winners maintained his advantage at the summit of the leading trainer standings, writes Will Jennings.
The Master of Closutton has romped to the title in every season since 2008/09 and is showing no signs of stopping as the jumps campaign enters full swing.
Mullins, 65, watched Ciel De Neige, Cilaos Emery and Braganza surge to glory in Tipperary after being unable to score at Navan or Punchestown earlier in the week.
And that maintained his lead over rival Gordon Elliott, who remains hot on Mullins’ heels after landing six winners across the country in the last seven days.
The King of Cullentra roared to doubles at Navan and Gowran Park last weekend before two more wins at Punchestown and Thurles capped a red-hot week.
Henry de Bromhead sits in third after racking up five victories, while it’s Joseph O’Brien in fourth and John Ryan in fourth.
Attention now turns to two jam-packed cards at Fairyhouse this weekend where resurgent Mullins will aim to extend his advantage at the top of the table.
- Willie Mullins
- Gordon Elliott
- Henry de Bromhead
- Joseph O'Brien
- John Ryan
- Denise Foster
- Gavin Cromwell
- Peter Fahey
- Noel Meade
- Emmet Mullins