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Cheltenham Festival Day Two

Races 1 & 2

Wednesday 11 March 2015

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Race 1:

The Neptune Investment Management

Novicesí Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Horses enter the Pre-Parade Ring.

This is one of two Willie Mullins runners,

complete with ear-plugs!

In fact itís Nichols Canyon, the

identifying factor being a cross-noseband!

Alan Kingís Travelling Head Lad, Matt Howells,

is waiting in the queue to collect a

number for Ordo Ab Chao

 

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Race 1:

The Neptune Investment Management

Novicesí Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Ordo Ab Chao waiting in the saddling box;

Assistant Trainer Oliver Wardle

(grey suit) is on-hand to supervise.

Matt Howells fits the horseís protective boots

(you can just see his arm and hand)

 

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Race 1:

The Neptune Investment Management

Novicesí Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Ordo Ab Chao, with Wayne Hutchinson aboard,

heads to the start

 

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Race 1:

The Neptune Investment Management

Novicesí Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

One circuit to go;

disputing the lead are Beast Of Burden (left),

Warrantor (centre) and Windsor Park

 

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Race 1:

The Neptune Investment Management

Novicesí Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Heading up the run-in to the line;

Windsor Park (Davy Russell) leads them home.

 

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Race 1:

The Neptune Investment Management

Novicesí Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Ordo Ab Chao returns having

finished a close 7th

 

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Race 1:

The Neptune Investment Management

Novicesí Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The winner, Windsor Park ridden by Davy Russell

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

The Paul Nicholls-trained, Sam Twiston-Davies ridden,

Southfield Theatre heads to the start

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Kings Palace, trained by David Pipe

and ridden by Tom Scudamore

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Heading to the start, left to right:

If In Doubt (AP McCoy);

Wounded Warrior (Paul Carberry);

Adriana Des Mottes (Ruby Walsh)

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Don Poli, trained by Willie Mullins

and ridden by Bryan Cooper

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Shortly after the start, with two full circuits to go;

The Young Master (Barry Geraghty)

leads from Kings Palace

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Just over one circuit to go;

Kings Palace and The Young Master

still lead the way

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Having cleared the last, Don Poli stays

on strongly to beat Southfield Theatre

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Kings Palace (6th) and

The Young Master (7th) return

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

Having struck into himself during the race,

Southfield Theatre is led away to be treated.

Thus Sam Twiston-Davies returns alone.

 

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Race 2:

The RSA Chase (Grade 1)

 

The winner, Don Poli

ridden by Bryan Cooper.

 

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