Junbon’s biggest danger? El Fabiolo cuts for Arkle after winning 19 in the chase Horse racing news

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El Fabiolo: Makes a stalker debut at Fairyhouse for Paul Townend on Wednesday

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Written by Mark Boylan

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A 19-length success in his debut in the chase saw El Fabiolo become Gunbon’s biggest threat in the two-mile chase section, at least according to some bookmakers, with the Willie Mullins-trained youngster cut to between 7-2 and 11-2. (from 7-1) to offer Arkle a potential.

Winning rider Paul Townend suggested the five-year-old owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Swed also has the potential to step up the flight from the two-million-starter chasing strike if called upon, and classes don’t make him any bigger than 10-1 to chase Turners Novices’ over. from 2m4f.

It wasn’t a perfect jumping leg run from the top-rated 150 hurdler, but he showed potential to develop into a top-class worker in the field upon gaining more experience.

He has now won three starts out of four starts since joining the champion trainer, with El Fabiolo’s only defeat coming when he was beaten neck by Jonbon in the Grade 1 Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree in April.

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El Fabiolo (left): He was neck-and-neck behind Jonbon (right) at last season's Grand National Festival

El Fabiolo (left): He was neck-and-neck behind Jonbon (right) at last season’s Grand National Festival

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Townend said: “He’ll learn from today, I think. He wasn’t there yet but there’s a nice jump in him. He didn’t have a lot of racing last year but I think he’ll be a smart horse. Riding him against Jonbon looks good now”.

Winning the Irish Stallion Farms Novice EPF event on Wednesday brought back-to-back wins over Mullins, Townend, Munir and Swede.

In the same competition, Ireland’s top scorer Blue Lord made his debut last season.

Townend added: “The best race would suit El Fabiolo. He can end up in flight too – he’s versatile enough. If you like, you can use his jump and stay in that flight.”

‘ she asked him at any time [for a big leap] It was so good, anytime I went to let him in [closer] He was a little unsure – in a good race you don’t get too involved.”

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Ha D'Or: An impressive first win under Townend completes the doubles for jockey and Willie Mullins

Ha D’Or: An impressive first win under Townend completes the doubles for jockey and Willie Mullins

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Mullins and Townend doubled up on the card thanks to the impressive performance of five-year-old Susanna Ricci-Ha-Durr in the 2m5 juniors chase.

The 11-length winner, who sent off the 2-1 favourite, produced a clever jumping run on his first start over fences, and had finished second to El Fabiolo on his previous appearance at the Punchestown Festival.

It looks like Jessica Harrington has spotted a bright young prospect in the form of shock winner Marie Philip, who could swerve at the Dublin Festival Race.

Ridden by Barry O’Neill, the four-year-old freshman was aiming more decisively than his three-quarters of a length winning margin would suggest.

“There’s a lot of improvement in her,” said assistant trainer Kit Harrington. “It’s a big two- or three-year chase.

“She’s been so amazing, so lovely. For a filly who’s only four years old, she’s really sweet and sexy. It’s a nice tonic for my mom, who’s in the hospital today. She’s over the moon with this.”

coral: 11-8 Junbon, 4 Appreciate It, El Fabiolo, 8 Sir Gerhard, 10 Mighty Potter, 12 Dysart Dynamo, Fil Dor, State Man

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