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Another fruitful weekend for ex-pointers

Carefully Selected (pictured) was a most-facile winner of a five-year-old maiden at Monksgrange in 2017 for the father-daughter combination of Ted and Katie Walsh.

The now Willie Mullins-trained son of Well Chosen remains unbeaten over fences to date following his success at Naas on Sunday afternoon where he kept on well in the closing stages to take the Grade 3 Naas Business Club Novice Chase by four lengths.
Minella Melody took the feature race in Fairyhouse on Saturday, the Grade 3 Solerina Novice Hurdle, making her unbeaten over hurdles to-date. 
Now trained by Henry De Bromhead, the daughter of Flemensfirth was an impressive ten-length winner of a Boulta mares' maiden in 2018.
Across the channel, Harry Senior took the Grade 2 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle in Cheltenham on Saturday for Robbie Power and trainer Colin Tizzard.
A graduate of the Denis Murphy yard, the son of Oscar finished third in Lingstown on what was his first and only start in a point-to-point before subsequently changing hands to the Colin Tizzard yard.
The Big Getaway was a wide-margin winner of his four-year-old maiden on what was his debut effort at Horse and Jockey in 2018 for handler Donnchadh Doyle and rider Harley Dunne.
The son of Getaway was a facile winner of the I.N.H Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle at Naas on Sunday where he scored by 17 lengths in the hands of Paul Townend for trainer Willie Mullins.
Billaway won his maiden at Ballinaboola by six lengths, before winning his maiden hunters' chase in Downpatrick.
In the hands of Patrick Mullins, the son of Well Chosen took the Naas hunters' chase by a going-away eight lengths.

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