Jockey Paul Townend bounces back from calamitous error to ride three winners at Punchestown



Fact ran fiction close when, 24 hours after the catastrophic blunder that cost him a 21-day riding ban, jockey Paul Townend was loudly cheered into the winner’s enclosure following Next Destination’s win in the Grade One Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle.
Equally amazingly, he rode a treble, part of a 6,235-1 six-timer for Willie Mullins that has dramatically carried the trainer into the lead in the race to be crowned Ireland’s champion jump trainer on Saturday.
The neck success on 5-4 favourite Next Destination immediately followed Townend’s win on Pravalaguna (11-4) in the Louis Fitzgerald... read more

 
25 April 2018 in Sport, Views: 46
Source: Daily Mail
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