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Cheltenham Festival Day Two

Races 5, 6 & 7

Wednesday 12 March 2014

               

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Race 5:

Glenfarclas Handicap Chase

 

Having cleared the water jump

on the first occasion, the grey

Sire Collonges (Ryan Mahon) and

Any Currency (Ian Popham) lead the way

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 5:

Glenfarclas Handicap Chase

 

In the hazy sunshine the runners

head towards the cheese wedges

 

12 March 2014

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Race 5:

Glenfarclas Handicap Chase

 

The leaders have swapped places on this

circuit; Balthazar King (Richard Johnson)

remains close on their tails.

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 5:

Glenfarclas Handicap Chase

 

The runners head towards

the double spread hedge

 

12 March 2014

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Race 5:

Glenfarclas Handicap Chase

 

Having joined the main racecourse,

Any Currency and Balthazar King

fight out the finish, the latter

prevailing by a short-head.

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 6:

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

 

Over the second flight and Wayne Hutchinson

is a casualty aboard Astre De La Cour

 

12 March 2014

 

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Race 6:

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

 

The runners head for the winning line;

the nose-banded Hawk High

battling with Orgilgo Bay and Katgary

 

12 March 2014

 

Race 6:

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

 

And the winner is Hawk High,

trained by Tim Easterby and

ridden by Brian Hughes

 

12 March 2014

 

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Race 7:

Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1)

 

The Martin Keighley-trained Coyaba

ridden by Ian Popham canters up the

horse-walk in front of the grandstand

 

12 March 2014

 

 

Race 7:

Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1)

 

Cantering down to the start;

Golantilla (Danny Mullins), Coyaba (Ian Popham)

and Definitly Red (AP McCoy)

 

12 March 2014

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Race 7:

Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1)

 

One circuit to go;

Black Hercules (Mr Patrick Mullins)

leads the way

 

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Race 7:

Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1)

 

The runners head for the winning line;

fighting out for the honours are

left Black Hercules, centre Shaneshill (Ruby Walsh)

and right Silver Concorde (Mr Robbie McNamara)

 

12 March 2014

 

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Race 7:

Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1)

 

And the winner is Silver Concorde

ridden by Mr Robbie McNamara

 

12 March 2014

 

 

 

 

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