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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2022 ANTEPOST: Classic Getaway set for rules debut at Tipperary

2022 Champion Bumper favourite Classic Getaway makes his eagerly anticipated run under rules this afternoon

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Trainer Willie Mullins after Turban won the Underwriting Exchange Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Steeplechase at Fairyhouse Racecourse, Ratoath, Ireland.

Current 2022 Champion Bumper favourite Classic Getaway makes his racecourse debut under rules for Willie Mullins at Tipperary on Tuesday afternoon.

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The five-year-old sold for £570,000 to Cheveley Park Stud at Yorton Farm during the Goffs UK December P2P Sale back in December.

That was after an easy win on his sole start between the flags at Borris House a month prior.

WATCH: CLASSIC GETAWAY BOLTS UP IN A POINT-TO-POINT AT BORRIS HOUSE IN NOVEMBER 2020 [CREDIT: GOFFS UK]

He now heads to Munster later today to strut his stuff for his Closutton handler as the journey towards a similar sight at Prestbury Park begins.

The Newmarket-based ownership have won the last three renewals of the Wednesday Festival curtain closer, two of which were trained by Mullins.

Horse Racing - Cheltenham Festival - Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Britain - March 17, 2021 Rachael Blackmore wins the 4.50 Weatherbys Champion Bumper on Sir Gerhard Pool via REUTERS/Alan Crowhurst
Sir Gerhard saw off Kilcruit in a stellar renewal of the Champion Bumper earlier this year

Ferny Hollow, Sir Gerhard and Envoi Allen all enjoyed success in the familiar blue, red and white strip in Gloucestershire, with today’s Tippeary hotpot bidding to provide his purchasers with a staggering fourth taste of glory.

WATCH: FERNY HOLLOW’S CHAMPION BUMPER SUCCESS IN 2020 WAS WILLIE MULLINS’ FIRST WIN AT THE FESTIVAL [CREDIT: RACING TV]

Classic Getaway’s former trainer Donnchadh Doyle told the Racing Post before his big-money purchase: “He’s a very nice horse, a very good-looking horse too, and he won very well.”

“His work at home had been very exciting so I was just hoping he’d go and do what we thought he could do and thankfully he did.

RYG412 Jockey Jamie Codd (centre) celebrates winning the Weatherbys Champion Bumper on Envoi Allen during Ladies Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Can Classic Getaway emulate Envoi Allen in winning at the Cheltenham Festival in 10 months’ time?

“He jumped awesome and travelled lovely and he looks very exciting for the future. Whoever gets him will be very lucky.”

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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