Unbeaten Honeysuckle and Rachael Blackmore thrill Leopardstown crowd with hat-trick

Honeysuckle’s unbeaten run continued apace with a 3rd triumph within the Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle.

Henry De Bromhead’s celebrity travelled together with her normal enthusiasm and jockey Rachael Blackmore all the time appeared assured.

Simply 1-5f within the betting, on a card dominated by favourites, Honeysuckle led the sphere earlier than the second final.

She stamped her authority on the two-mile race thereafter and stored on effectively to go six-and-a-half lengths away from Zanahiyr.

The efficiency delighted followers, who packed out the stands to see Honeysuckle be part of different greats Hurricane Fly and Istabraq on a hat-trick within the race’s historical past books.

They cheered the dominant duo into the winners’ enclosure – and bookies Betfair go a prime worth of 8-13 they will observe up in March.

“The gang right here in the present day is unbelievable,” Blackmore mentioned.

Honeysuckle in motion at Leopardstown

“I bought an enormous cheer taking place to the beginning, I’ve by no means skilled that earlier than. It is sensible to be right here, to have her and have her successful.”

Honeysuckle was the fifth successive successful favorite on day two of the Dublin Racing Pageant, after Get together Central (7-4f), Galopin Des Champs (4-9f), Chacun Pour Soi (4-7f) and Birchdale (9-2f).

Sir Gerhard made it six within the Grade 1 Tattersalls Eire Novice Hurdle.

De Bromhead was delighted Honeysuckle delivered in entrance of the large crowd.

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“She appeared nice, jumped effectively I assumed all through – perhaps went a little bit bit left at certainly one of them – however winged the second-last and took off once more,” he mentioned.

“It felt an extended straight after the final, however she was sensible and we’re delighted.

“It was nice, aren’t we fortunate to have her?

“Simply the environment right here in the present day has been superb.”

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