Ulster Grand National: Pineau De Re romps to clear victory

Pineau De Re rode by Danny Mullins after the race with trainer Philip Fenton (right)

Danny Mullins steered Pineau De Re to an emphatic victory in the Ulster Grand National at Downpatrick on Wednesday.

The 10-year-old, trained by Philip Fenton in County Tipperary, pulled away from runner-up Shabra Charity over the last two furlongs to win by 23 lengths.

Kingsmoss was third with 5-1 favourite Fever Pitch a long way back in fourth in the three-and-a-half-mile chase.

Jockey Mullins is the nephew of well-known trainer Willie Mullins.

Pineau De Re, owned by Dublin financier Barry Connell, was always well placed during the 16-fence race and was never going to be caught after hitting the front.

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