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Neil Mulholland's fantastic four upset odds

By Frank Brownlow

Published 30/05/2016

Four-timer: Ulster’s Neil Mulholland
Four-timer: Ulster’s Neil Mulholland

Ulster trainer Neil Mulholland had a red-hot Sunday with a stunning 3,500-1 four-timer - at two different tracks.

Mulholland - along with jockey Denis O'Regan - bagged a stunning 350-1 treble at Fontwell with Maid Of Tuscany, Very Extravagant and Vexillum all on target.

Mulholland, originally from Crumlin but now based near Bath, also had a win at Uttoxeter, Wayne Hutchinson riding 9-1 shot Minella Present to victory.

Anamba, meanwhile, may have earned herself a ticket to Royal Ascot with an impressive comeback victory in the Owenstown Stud Stakes at Naas.

Trainer Mick Halford might be well into double figures for 2016, but had surprisingly failed to saddle a single winner on the grass prior to an afternoon billed as Royal Ascot Trials Day in County Kildare.

Anamba brought solid juvenile form into her Listed assignment, having narrowly beaten the high-class Coolmore on her racecourse debut at Leopardstown last September before being touched off by the same filly at the Curragh a few weeks later.

In her first start since the autumn, the 3-1 joint-favourite responded to William Buick's urgings to defeat stable companion Hasanour by two lengths.

The Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot will now come under consideration for the winner, while the runner-up could also be Berkshire-bound.

Halford said: "William liked her and the ground made all the difference. She'll go a mile and it's nice to get her started.

"She's in the Coronation Stakes and we'll see how she comes forward. Hasanour runs to his rating every day. He's in the Royal Hunt Cup."

Anamba is 7-1 for the Coronation Stakes with Boylesports, who also cut Hasanour to 16-1 from 25-1 for the Hunt Cup.

Buick was in the winner's enclosure for a second time after guiding Willie McCreery's Aridity (4-1) to success in the Follow Us On Facebook Handicap.

Trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore claimed two of the feature events.

Peace Envoy (15-8) was the first Ballydoyle inmate to strike gold, making every yard of the running in the Coolmore War Command Rochestown Stakes and the formidable combination were on the mark half an hour later with 11-4 favourite Cuff, with a stylish three-length verdict in the Coolmore Stud EBF Fillies' Sprint Stakes.

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