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Night And Day foils stablemate Brandy Love in Naas gloom

Night And Day beat odds-on stablemate Brandy Love in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Beginners Chase – the only race to take place at Naas on Sunday.

The pair, who are both trained by Willie Mullins, were sent off at odds of 9-1 and 1-4 respectively, with Grade One-winning hurdler Brandy Love the heavy favourite after finishing second on her first spin over fences.

It was an unsatisfactory spectacle, with the start of the race delayed due to heavy fog at the track and extremely limited viewing on offer to spectators both on course and at home once the contest did get under way.

When they emerged from the gloom at the top of the straight Brandy Love was in front, but by the time they came into view again after the last, the Simon Munir and Isaac Souede-owned Night And Day had a healthy advantage in the hands of Daryl Jacob.

She had been well beaten in fifth on her chasing bow, but took a leap forward with a 10-length victory.

The fixture was subsequently called off due to the fog and Jacob admitted the four-runner race had proved a stern task in the circumstances.

He said: “I had Paul (Townend on Brandy Love) and J J (Slevin on Tophill Low) in front of me and I was speaking to Jack (Kennedy on Jumping Jet) as we were going around but it’s very difficult, I’m not going to lie.

“The fog is thicker down the back straight where we started off. We can see in time for the fences about 100 yards before.

“She settled and jumped well and got into the race nicely. I just got her to relax and breathe properly before getting her into the race.

“Brandy Love was in front and I took it up from the second-last going to the last. She galloped right through the line.”

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Night And Day ruled out of Cheltenham Festival

Night And Day, a leading fancy for the Jack De Bromhead Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham next week, has been ruled out with injury.

Trained by Willie Mullins and owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, the six-year-old has only been seen fleetingly but created a huge impression.

Having made her debut for new connections in a Grade One at Fairyhouse in April when she finished down the field, she was off the track for 275 days before reappearing at Clonmel.

Sent into the lead by the second flight, she gradually drew further and further clear on her way to winning by 22 lengths.

Night And Day had been third favourite with the bookmakers for the Grade Two, registered as the Dawn Run Novices’ Hurdle, next Thursday.

Munir tweeted: “Sad to report that Night And Day has unfortunately suffered a setback and will miss this year’s Cheltenham Festival. We look forward to her going back into full training next season.”

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