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Cheltenham Festival Day Two

Races 1 & 2

Wednesday 12 March 2014

               

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Today’s vantage point

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 1:

The Neptune Investment Management

Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Cole Harden (Gavin Sheehan) (right) and

Creepy (Ian Popham) lead the field

with just over one circuit to go.

 

12 March 2014

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Race 1:

The Neptune Investment Management

Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Ruby Walsh and Faugheen

head up the hill.

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 1:

The Neptune Investment Management

Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The winner returns, Ruby Walsh aboard

the Willie Mullins-trained Faugheen.

 

12 March 2014

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Choc and Smad Place head up

the horse-walk in front of the grandstand.

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Annacotty (Ian Popham) and Smad Place

head down to the starting gate.

 

12 March 2014

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Just over one circuit to go,

Corrin Wood (Richard Johnson)

leads the way.

 

12 March 2014

 

Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Smad Place and O’Faolains Boy (Barry Geraghty)

fight out the finish.

 

12 March 2014

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Choc is gutted having lost out by a neck.

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Smad Place returns to the Winners’ Enclosure.

 

12 March 2014

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Ditto

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Alan King consoles Choc.

 

12 March 2014

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Choc unsaddles his mount.

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Debriefing connections.

 

12 March 2014

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Ditto

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Smad Place, led up by Joshua Newman

who yesterday rode stable-mate Midnight Prayer

to victory in the Terry Biddlecombe

National Hunt Novices’ Chase for amateur riders  

 

12 March 2014

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

The winner returns,

O’Faolains Boy ridden by Barry Geraghty.

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Smad Place enjoys the

attention of his connections.

 

12 March 2014

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Ditto

 

12 March 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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