Icare Allen made a profitable debut on Irish turf when taking the Paddy Energy “We Love A Good Christmas Jumper” 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle for Willie Mullins.
The three-year-old was beforehand educated by Anne-Sophie Pacault in France however modified fingers earlier within the 12 months and now runs within the silks of JP McManus.
Beginning because the 13-8 favorite after profitable his sole bumper begin on the continent, the Mark Walsh-ridden gelding strode to a cushty success – crossing the road three lengths forward of Peter Fahey’s 80-1 shot Privilege.
“He is a beautiful horse and he did it very effectively,” stated Mullins.
“He has been working effectively at house and in reality the one dangerous bit of labor he did was the sooner or later I introduced him away to see how good he was – he labored desperately.”
Betfair minimize the winner to 14-1 from 25-1 for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, and Mullins added: “I believe he is one that may go up by means of the ranks in these juvenile hurdles. The Dublin Racing Pageant would look an apparent goal at this level.
“He was very inexperienced over the primary and was very inexperienced when he hit the entrance. I believe there’s enchancment in him.”