J'y Vole, trained like Adriana Des Mottes
by Willie Mullins, fitted both categories when scoring in 2008.
The Grade 2 contest looks particularly competitive, with J P McManus-owned Gilgamboa, trained by Enda Bolger, bidding to follow-up his chase debut win at Navan against a field headed by the Willie Mullinstrained four-year-old Adriana Des Mottes
, which pipped Rule The World on her fencing bow at Fairyhouse, and the Gigginstown-owned pair Wounded Warrior and Band Of Blood.
French-bred Bingo Des Mottes
is owned by four local men - Jonathan Phillips, Ian Williams, Evan David and Gareth Meredith and is trained by Abbi Vaughan in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The authors very properly relate the wooden towers in motte
castles to those surviving in Scandinavian stave churches.
Against him is a field headed by the Willie Mullinstrained four-year-old Adriana Des Mottes
- which pipped Rule The World on her fencing bow at Fairyhouse - and the Gigginstown-owned pair Wounded Warrior and Band Of Blood.
Phoenix Des Mottes
is back on 68 now and Cornwall has managed to find a race so poor that he will again be in the handicap.
Coral: 6 Spirit River, 7 Harry Tricker, 8 Ronaldo Des Mottes
, 9 Mamlook, 12 Get Me Out Of Here, 14 bar.
He won for Pipe on Standin Obligation, but suffered a reminder of his ride on Clan Royal in the Grand National on the Nicholls-trained Oracle Des Mottes
WILLIE MULLINS captured three of the graded races at Fairyhouse yesterday, his treble highlighted by the all-the-way success of four-year-old Adriana Des Mottes
in the Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms Mares Novice Hurdle.
Martin Pipe won this prize twice and son David can record another win for the yard with RONALDO DES MOTTES
, writes Stuart Redding.
NIPPY DES MOTTES
and Ruby Walsh enjoyed a bloodless victory at Exeter yesterday in the William Hill Novices Hurdle.
Ronaldo Des Mottes
ran okay at Sandown last time and he might go over fences first.