Footage of Flooring Porter’s second win in 40 minutes after Paddy Power Stayers’ will live long in the memory.
Soaking up the colors of an association that includes pub owners and flooring shop owners, hence the name, Danny Mullins was greeted like a champ upon returning to the packed area.
A huge group were sporting black and white scarves to match his silks and at one point the Mullins were lifted to their shoulders and ‘only one Danny Mullins’ was sung legly. at the pinnacle of their voices.
Of course can’t celebrate last year, they’ll make up for it in style.
Mullins deserves credit, he beat Gavin Cromwell’s seven-year-old 4-1, a perfect ride awaits from the front.
Turning into a straight line, he looked like a sitting duck as his major market players Champ, Thyme Hill, Paisley Park and mostly Klassical Dream all posed great dangers.
But as soon as it had gone all the way, Flooring Porter took the final flight, surviving a small panic as he leaped on landing, and sped off for victory two and three-quarters of a way from Thyme Hill. long.
Now, he’s added his name to the likes of Big Buck’s, Inglis Drever and Baracouda to win the race more than once in the past 20 years.
When Flooring Porter was defeated by Klassical Dream at Leopardstown at Christmas, Cromwell and Mullins felt that the beginning was very important and they were determined to be in the right place at this point.
“Everything went perfectly according to plan and he behaved himself from the beginning, now he has really matured. We started doing the run and he was perfect everywhere and Danny was great about him,” Cromwell said.
“At Leopardstown Klassical Dream had a flyer and we didn’t, and that made all the difference – he was beaten by just over two yards. We don’t want the same thing to happen in this race.”
“It’s actually pretty simple,” says Mullins. I’m confident the horse will be fine from the start. He is a professional, and that is credit to Gavin for his training over the past year, training him throughout with Cheltenham.
“He came in a few days earlier to let him get the gas out of his system and he behaved perfectly and did what we believe he can.
“The reception we received was something that we dreamed of and hope we will do again and again.
“The most special thing about it today is the response from the owners. They weren’t here last year to enjoy it and it was very special to them.
“It’s great to hear the boys enjoy that, and it shows it can be done with an organization. You don’t have to be in the elite to win at Cheltenham, and that’s the magic of jump racing. ”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/horse-racing/cheltenham/the-reception-we-got-was-the-stuff-of-dreams-flooring-porters-galway-syndicate-steal-the-show-at-cheltenham-41459065.html ‘The reception we got was the stuff of dreams’ – Flooring Porter’s Galway Group steals Cheltenham gig