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Cheltenham Festival Day Four

Races 1, 2 & 3

Friday 14 March 2014

               

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The view from my car in the bottom car park ...

early morning fog for the second consecutive day

 

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Choc takes a cigarette break

outside the Weighing Room

 

14 March 2014

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My Gold Cup Day vantage point;

the fog has cleared, although it’s

still misty over Cleeve Hill

 

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Race 1:

JCB Triumph Hurdle (Juvenile Grade 1)

 

One circuit to go, Paul Townend

is on the deck having been brought down

by stable-mate Abbyssial (Ruby Walsh)

 

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Race 1:

JCB Triumph Hurdle (Juvenile Grade 1)

 

The finish, Tiger Roll leads the

field home, from Kentucky Hyden,

Guitar Pete and Calipto

 

14 March 2014

 

 

Race 1:

JCB Triumph Hurdle (Juvenile Grade 1)

 

The winning horse and jockey,

Tiger Roll and Davy Russell

 

14 March 2014

 

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Race 2:

The Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle

 

Choc and Montbazon canter

up the horse-walk; followed by

Lyvius (Barry Geraghty)

 

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Race 2:

The Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle

 

The runners with one circuit to go

 

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Race 2:

The Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle

 

Choc and Montbazon return

having finished 3rd

 

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Race 2:

The Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle

 

And the winner is ...

The Paul Nicholls-trained Lac Fontana

ridden by Daryl Jacob

 

14 March 2014

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Race 3:

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

One circuit to go;

the field is led by

Kings Palace (Tom Scudamore) and

Urban Hymn (Brian Hughes)

 

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Race 3:

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Very Wood (Paul Carberry) gallops

to victory from Deputy Dan (Leighton Aspell)

 

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Race 3:

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The winner, Very Wood

ridden by Paul Carberry

 

14 March 2014

 

 

 

 

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