Blackmore maintains champion jockey challenge

Rachael Blackmore was on board the Henry de Bromhead trained Milliner which took the opening maiden hurdle at Punchestown today.

The Killenaule native is now on 43 winners this term – just one behind former champion Paul Townend and 6 ahead of current champion Davy Russell.

Milliner is owned by Gigginstown House Stud who have previously said they will provide Blackmore every opportunity in becoming champion rider this season.