G2 for superb Westerner mare

The admirable Westerner Lady (7m Westerner-Cloghoge Lady, by Presenting) secured another Graded victory at Thurles on Thursday.

The Willie Mullins-trained mare, already a dual G3 winner this season, justified odds-on favouritism as she came home two and a half lengths clear of the field in the G2 Champs Elysees Coolmore National Hunt Sires European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Chase in the colours of owner-breeder Anthony Butler.

“She has been a fantastic servant to us all year, and is doing way more than we envisaged. We were supposed to give her a break but I’m not going to until she gets beat,” said Mullins.

“We will keep her to mares’ races. There was a race on at the last but it was our day today. She can run again in three weeks’ time. She is easy to train and does her job.”

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