One Track Mind lands Stayers Hurdle win

Gavin Sheehan celebrates after winning on One Track Mind

One Track Mind claimed Grade One glory for Warren Greatrex and Gavin Sheehan with victory in Thursday’s Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown.

World Hurdle runner-up Alpha Des Obeaux was the evens favourite – but another British raider spoiled the party.

One Track Mind (10-1) was never too far off the pace and Sheehan set sail for home before the final bend.

Admirable mare Jennies Jewel was second while Shaneshill fell at the final flight under Ruby Walsh.

One Track Mind galloped all the way to the line to take the prize by two and a quarter lengths.

Alpha Des Obeaux was ultimately well beaten in third.

Successful trainer Greatrex said: “This race was the plan for most of the season.

“He is a brilliant jumper and will go chasing next season I would have thought.

“When he went to challenge a fair way out, I knew we were in business.”

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