Contingency (Champs Elysees) winning a hurdle race at Galway

Mullins’ Contingency doubles up for Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees filly Contingency (4f Champs Elysees-Cyclone Connie, by Dr Devious) made it two from two over hurdles for trainer Willie Mullins when scoring at Galway on Monday. The four-year-old was bought for what now looks a bargain 31,000gns at Tattersalls in October and she looks an exciting recruit to the jumping game.

Contingency won on her hurdling debut at Tramore in August and followed up with this three-length victory in the 2m 5f mares’ hurdle at Galway.

Ruby Walsh was in the saddle for both wins and commented: “She has a great way of doing things, she is a grand and relaxed mare. She jumped an awful lot better today, she was a little untidy at the last. "She has improved a lot from her first run and she is going in the right direction. Obviously she stays really well and hopefully she can improve again. She was well bought and hopefully her owners will have plenty of fun with her."