Northern Belle (Getaway) winning a bumper at Clonmel

Mullins newcomer Northern Belle another smart one for Getaway

Debutant Northern Belle (5m Getaway-Princess Susan, by King’s Theatre) justified odds-on favouritism to win a Clonmel bumper for trainer Willie Mullins on Thursday.

The Getaway mare, bred by Aidan Aherne, was ridden by Mullins’ son Patrick to score with a lot more in hand than the winning distance of two and three-quarter lengths.

"The owners have been very patient with her - they bought her two years ago and she has a lovely pedigree and is related to Be My Belle and is out of a King's Theatre mare," said Patrick Mullins.

"She loves that good ground and is a mare I think will improve. If you saw her in the ring you'd say she was ready for her first bit of work. We had to take our chance but she has plenty of ability.”