Colreevy ended her piloting profession in a burst of glory after toppling the large weapons Monkfish and Envoy Allen with a shocking lead victory in the pursuit of rookie champion insurance coverage group Dooley at Punchestown.
A conflict between the Monkfish fashioned by Willie Mullins and Henry’s Envoy from Bromhead was billed as one of many races of the season, with Monkfish defending an undefeated document on the fences and Envoy Allen making an attempt to bounce again from his fall. early in Cheltenham.
However, Colreevy, Monkfish’s steady mate – winner of the primary Mares’ Chase race in the Cotswolds final month – has had different concepts underneath well-judged management from the coach’s nephew, Danny Mullins.
The 7-1 shot ran with gusto and jumped exuberantly up entrance, with a doable second place, Monkfish, second underneath Paul Townend and Envoy Allen third in the arms of Rachael Blackmore.
However, Envoy Allen seemed to be in bother far from his house earlier than he was lastly pulled to the penultimate fence, at which level Monkfish additionally struggled to catch up with the chief.
Colreevy was a bit messy on the ultimate hurdle, however shortly regained her momentum and handed the submit eight lengths.
The winner, who was lately coated by main stallion Walk In The Park, is now prepared for a well-deserved retirement on the age of eight.
Willie Mullins stated: “She was the very best rated in the standings (with the mare allowance). Obviously, Envoy Allen is not proper, and Monkfish most likely did not run her actual race, however she did and possibly ran an excellent higher race than she did at Cheltenham.
“It’s an important cargo for Colreevy. It’s fabulous for the Flynns (house owners) and for Danny too. “
While Townend led Colreevy to Cheltenham success, Danny Mullins landed a freshman yr with her in Limerick earlier in the marketing campaign.
He stated: “She has been a very good mare for me this season. I’m delighted to thank the Flynns for his or her confidence in me.
“It was a very good efficiency. She was a little bit sticky at first, however as soon as she warmed up she proved to be a prime notch mare.
“When I pulled away from a third-last and was capable of flip to the penultimate with a little bit of gasoline, I believed I might be laborious to beat – however that stated, Monkfish and Envoy Allen have been on my tail, so it was at all times going to be troublesome.
“She took an opportunity on the finish, however she has plenty of energy underneath her and saved galloping laborious away from her. “