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Ireland dominates St Patrick’s Day at Cheltenham Festival

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Willie Mullins, the trainer of Galopin Des Champs, was philosophical in defeat.

“Paul [Townend] said he landed properly and just slipped after landing, so it’s just one of those things,” Mullins said. “It’s disappointing, but we’ve got a sound jockey and a sound horse and we live to fight another day. And we’ve been on the other end too, getting presented with a race when another horse falls.

“We have a very special horse on our hands. We can do anything we want with him now and maybe go back to two miles or two and a quarter.”

Townend gained some compensation when Allaho produced a repeat performance of his all-the-way success in the Ryanair Chase last year, his third at this year’s Festival. He is one in front of Rachael Blackmore, Patrick Mullins and Nico de Boinville heading into the final afternoon on Friday.metasports

“We looked well beaten, obviously,” de Bromhead said. “I was surprised to see him off the bridle as early as he was. I never thought I’d see a horse do that to Bob. And obviously, we all want to win but we don’t like to win like that, but it’s great to win, of course.

“Rachael said she wasn’t happy with him at all, so we’re going to get him looked into, which we would have had to do anyway if Galopin Des Champs had stood up. We need to go and dig and see what is wrong with him, because he definitely didn’t look right.”