The Empire Strikes Back !
Willie Mullins hit back at Gordon Elliott's early dominance
He ran in 5 winners split between Punchestown and Cork
Djakardam was the star beating off strong opposition to win the Grade 1 Durkan Memorial Chase
The trip of 2.5 miles is on the short side for him but he won in the tamest fashion
Difficult to see him beating Cue Card or Coneygree in the Gold Cup but the Grand National would be a definite possibility.
Douvan won easily at Cork but did hit a couple of fences on the way round.
Listen Dear looked special.