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Saturday 22 December 2012

               

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Race 1:

The Novices’ Handicap Hurdle:

Third placed Highland Retreat (Mr J Barber)

and second placed Okafranca (Mark Grant) ...

mud-splattered due to the heavy going!

 

22 December 2012

 

Race 1:

The Philip Hobbs trained,

Richard Johnson ridden,

De La Bech wins the

Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.

As you can see from Richard’s silks,

he made all the running!

 

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Race 2:

The Paul Nicholls trained Cedre Bleu,

ridden by Ruby Walsh,

wins the Graduation Chase

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Race 3:

Choc chats to bloodstock agent,

Anthony Bromley

 

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Race 3:

In the Parade Ring,

Choc aboard Smad Place

ahead of the Long Walk Hurdle  

 

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Race 3:

The Long Walk Hurdle, one circuit to go.

Cucumber Run, Trustan Times, Smad Place

and Prospect Wells are held up in rear,

Kayf Aramis, Reve De Sivola and

Master Of The Hall are ahead of these,

out of shot

 

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Race 3:

Prospect Wells (Ruby Walsh)

& Smad Place (Choc)

return to the Winners’ Enclosure

having finished 4th and 2nd respectively.

 

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Race 3:

Ditto

 

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Race 3:

The Winners’ Enclosure –

Choc and Smad Place

 

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Race 3:

The winner of the

Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle –

Reve De Sivola

 

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Race 3:

Choc debriefs connections

 

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Race 4:

Photo-call time for

Reve De Sivola and connections

 

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Race 3:

The mementos are presented to owners,

jockey Richard Johnson

and trainer Nick Williams

 

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Race 4:

In the Parade Ring,

Choc ahead of his ride aboard Hold On Julio

In the Silver Cup Handicap Chase

 

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Race 4:

Hold On Julio

 

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Race 4:

In the Parade Ring,

Choc aboard Hold On Julio

 

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Race 4:

Ditto

 

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Race 4:

The final fence, Wyck Hill gallops

on to win from Katenko

 

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Race 4:

The David Bridgwater trained Wyck Hill,

ridden by Tom Scudamore,

is led back to the Winners’ Enclosure

 

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Race 4:

Choc is a blur as he jogs back to the

Weighing Room, none the worse from

having been unseated from

Hold On Julio 3 out

 

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Race 4:

The mementos are presented

 

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Race 5:

The Parade Ring is choc-a-bloc

ahead of the Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle

 

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Race 5: The Ladbroke.

The runners head over the second flight

 

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Race 5: The Ladbroke.

Over the last ... Petit Robin leads

from Dan Breen but the Irish raider,

Cause of Causes, is closing fast

 

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Race 5: The Ladbroke.

The very game Petit Robin returns

to the Winners’ Enclosure having

finished 2nd; he is followed in by

Double Ross who completed in 4th.

 

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Race 5: The Ladbroke.

 Choc returns to the Weighing Room

having finished 16th aboard

Balder Succes (21 ran). 

He is preceded by Dougie Costello.

 

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Race 5: The Ladbroke.

The Winners’ Enclosure – the victor,

Cause of Causes,

trained by Gordon Elliott

 

22 December 2012

 

 

 

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