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Aintree Festival Day 2 – Races 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Friday 13 April 2012

 

Race 1 - Darlan r.jpg

Race 2 Champion Court r.jpg

 

Race 1:

The Nicky Henderson trained,

AP McCoy ridden, Darlan

wins the 2 miles ˝ a furlong

Grade 2 Novices’ Hurdle

 

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Race 2:

The Martin Keighley trained,

Alain Cawley ridden, Champion Court

finishes as runner-up in the 3 miles 1 furlong

Grade 2 Mildmay Novices’ Chase;

In the background is the Paul Nicholls

trained winner Silviniaco Conti

with Ruby Walsh aboard.

 

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Race 4 - Topham 1 r.jpg

 

Race 3:

The Nicky Henderson trained, Barry Geraghty ridden,

Finian’s Rainbow wins the 2 miles 4 furlongs

Grade 1 Melling Chase.

I think it may have been raining!!!

 

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Race 4:

The 2 miles 5˝ furlongs Grade 3 Topham Chase

run over the National fences with

one circuit to go;

Little Josh ridden by

Sam Twiston-Davies leads the field.

 

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Race 4 - Topham 3 r.jpg

 

Race 4:

And the winner of the Topham Chase is ...

the Peter Bowen trained Always Waining;

the horse’s third consecutive victory in the race.

The chestnut is Chance Du Roy who

finished 2nd; and Fistral Beach in 3rd.

 

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Race 4:

Always Waining and delighted Tom O’Brien

return to the Winners’ Enclosure

 

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Race 6:

The Malcolm Jefferson trained,

Harry Haynes ridden, Attaglance wins the

2 miles 4 furlongs Listed Handicap Hurdle

 

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