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Cheltenham Festival Day One

Race 5 (OLBG Mares’ Hurdle)

Tuesday 10 March 2015

               

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

My Choc radar has kicked into operation;

Choc and Jennie in the Pre-Parade Ring.

The hazy photos are due to the trajectory

of the sun at this point in the afternoon

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

And again ... in the background

The Pirate’s Queen is saddled ahead of the race

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

And again ...

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Pirate’s Queen in the Pre-Parade Ring;

Annie Power in the background

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

L’Unique, The Pirate’s Queen

and Glens Melody

in the Pre-Parade Ring

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Annie Power is saddled by Patrick Mullins,

son of the trainer

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Annie Power in the Parade Ring

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Bitofapuzzle in the Parade Ring

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

L’Unique in the Parade Ring

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The Pirate’s Queen in the Parade Ring

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Wayne is legged-up aboard L’Unique,

while Denis O’Regan awaits his turn

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Choc and connections watch the race

on the big screen to the far side of the Parade Ring

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The race unfolds upon the big screen

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Choc and connections return to the

Winners’ Enclosure, The Pirate’s Queen

having finished 4th

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Ditto

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Ditto

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Denis O’Regan and the

Pirate’s Queen return

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Denis unsaddles the mare

whilst connections look on

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

In the Winners’ Enclosure

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Bitofapuzzle, trained by Harry Fry and

ridden by Noel Fehily, finished a very close 3rd.

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Denis O’Regan debriefs connections

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Ditto

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Alan King with his charge

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The winner returns, Glens Melody,

trained by Willie Mullins and

ridden by Paul Townend

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Horses away!

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The winner, Glens Melody

 

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Race 5:

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Connections view the race replay

on the big screen

 

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