Low Sun (Champs Elysees) winning the Grade B €100,000 Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle at the Galway Festival

Sun shines for Champs Elysees in Galway feature

Willie Mullins sent out Low Sun (5g Champs Elysees-Winter Solstice, by Unfuwain) to land the feature €100,000 Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle on Saturday.

The Champs Elysees gelding gave Katie O’Farrell her biggest success when landing the 20-runner 2m 7f event by two and a half lengths.

“He has come out now and won in Fairyhouse and here and I still thing he has a career on the Flat,” said Mullins. “So he could possibly go for some of those staying handicaps on the Flat later in the summer or early autumn.

"He is turning out to be a stayer, totally and even today I thought he was beaten but Katie got a second wind out of him and he stayed on really well.”

A delighted O’Farrell added: “He’s a special one. I was very lucky to get on him the first time and I’m so grateful to get the leg up.”