Walk In The Park Mare Goes One Better In Bumper
Patrick Mullins described Walk In The Brise (5m Walk In The Park - Brise Vendeenne, by Dom Alco) as “one to look forward to”, after the pair justified favouritism in the mares’ bumper at Downpatrick on Sunday.
Runner-up on all three of her previous starts, the Willie Mullins-trained grey raced prominently throughout and was shaken up to draw clear approaching the final furlong. A loose horse provided a distraction in the closing stages, where Walk In The Brise was ridden out to win by a length and three quarters from Country Queen (Yeats).
Speaking after the race, the winning rider said, “The loose horse was in and out and the horse on our inside was hanging out so it wasn't quite as straightforward as I hoped. She'll go jumping now and I imagine with her pedigree she can probably go out in trip as well.”
Walk In The Brise is owned by breeder Dominic Burke with TD Syder. The daughter of Walk In The Park is out of a half-sister to Vroum Vroum Mag.