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Willie Mullins: Trains Apt Approach
The Willie Mullins-trained Apt Approach saw off the challenge of Tranquil Sea to win the Holden Plant Rentals Chase at Tramore.
With Ruby Walsh in action at Cheltenham and Paul Townend riding at Fairyhouse, it was left to David Casey to steer the nine-year-old to a Listed success.
A promising performer in his younger days, he has had a multitude of problems which have restricted him to just 14 starts.
He was always travelling well towards the head of affairs with Roi Du Mee and Tranquil Sea.
Roi Du Mee lost all chance with a bad mistake half a mile out and despite looking threatening turning in, Tranquil Sea found
Apt Approach (5-1) was driven out to come home five and a half lengths clear.
Casey had only ridden Apt Approach once before when they appeared to have a valuable race at the Punchestown Festival sewn up before falling at the last.
Casey quipped: "That makes up for the Punchestown Festival!"
Mullins' representative Gary Davis added: "David went out to win it from the word go and gave him a good, positive ride. He jumped well, got through the very bad ground, found plenty and did it very well."