It’s all happening in Leopardstown today, and it’s certainly making for some great television.
After some remarkable events, Whiskey Sour with David Mullins on board has won the 1.50 in Leopardstown.
However, the result seemed unlikely from a distance. Firstly, the even-money favourite Mengli Khan with Jack Kennedy on board avoided the second last fence and jumped straight into the wing, despite travelling well for the whole race.
The race then looked like a two-horse race, with Real Steel and Sharjah looking comfortable coming up to the last.
But then, in some more unbelievable events, both of those horses fell which created a gap for David Mullins to sneak through and win the race with Whiskey Sour and owner Luke McMahon.
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Speaking after the incredible events to RTE Racing, jockey David Mullins couldn’t believe his luck:
“I was only coming to it when they were on the floor, it was just a bit lucky.”
RTE Racing then caught up with renowned Irish racehorse trainer Willie Mullins, and he similarly couldn’t believe the events that unfolded:
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” remarked Mullins to RTE Sport on live television.
“It was just an extraordinary race.”
Thankfully, all riders suffered no injuries and will be continuing to compete in the remaining events throughout the day.
In a race meeting that has already seen 1/3 favourite Min beaten by a lengthy stewards inquiry, the surreal events are making for some extraordinary racing today.
Jason Redmond, Pundit Arena