Mullins is set to aim Kem­boy at Lad­brokes

The Racing Paper - - News -

WIL­LIE Mullins is set to take Kem­boy to the Lad­brokes Tro­phy next month af­ter his win in the Clon­mel Oil Chase

The six-year-old, who was mak­ing his reap­pear­ance hav­ing won a valu­able hand­i­cap at the Punchestown Fes­ti­val in April last time out, man­aged to edge three lengths ahead of last year’s win­ner Al­pha Des Obeaux at the line thanks to a fly­ing jump on the fi­nal fence.

Mullins was pleased with Kem­boy’s ef­forts and im­me­di­ately set his sights on the Lad­brokes Tro­phy, for­merly known as the Hen­nessy Gold Cup, at New­bury on De­cem­ber 1.

He said: “I was de­lighted with him, be­cause I didn’t think he could be that straight and I won­dered ‘was I run­ning him too quick be­fore the Lad­brokes’.

“He was very fresh and very free and that was smart to­day.

“I imag­ine he goes to the Lad­brokes now and I’m told he has a manda­tory 4lb penalty for win­ning this.”

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