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Saturday 15 March 2014 – Races 5, 6 & 7

               

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Race 5: Novices’ Hurdle.

 

Having cleared the last,

Andy Kelly gallops to victory over

Withoutdefavourite (blue silks)

and Generous Helpings.

 

15 March 2014

 

Race 5: Novices’ Hurdle.

 

The Emma Lavelle-trained winner Andy Kelly,

ridden by Richard O’Dea, returns

to the Winners’ Enclosure.

(Is that someone’s dodgy haircut

in the foreground or a hat?)

 

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Race 6: Handicap Chase.

 

With just over one circuit to go,

Badgers Cove leads the field

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Race 6: Handicap Chase.

 

And, having cleared the final fence,

Badgers Cove gallops on to claim victory

 

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Race 6: Handicap Chase.

 

Smile please,

Badgers Cove and his connections,

including trainer Robin Dickin

and jockey Charlie Poste

 

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Race 7: Maiden Open NH Flat Race.

 

The Alan King runner, Miles To Memphis

 

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Race 7: Maiden Open NH Flat Race.

 

Choc and Sam Twiston-Davies

arrive in the Parade Ring

 

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Race 7: Maiden Open NH Flat Race.

 

Choc and Miles To Memphis

leave the Parade Ring

(I’m loving my new vantage point!)

 

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Race 7: Maiden Open NH Flat Race.

 

Miles To Memphis canters to the start

 

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Race 7: Maiden Open NH Flat Race.

 

The runners head around the top turn,

Choc in the centre of the field

 

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Race 7: Maiden Open NH Flat Race.

 

The light is fading and the picture is blurred ...

and Miles To Memphis wins impressively

by 8 lengths!

 

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Race 7: Maiden Open NH Flat Race.

 

Choc and Miles To Memphis on their

way back to the Winners’ Enclosure

 

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Race 7: Maiden Open NH Flat Race.

 

Choc unsaddles his mount,

careful to keep weight off his right knee

following yesterday’s fall at Cheltenham

 

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Race 7: Maiden Open NH Flat Race.

 

Ditto

 

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Race 7: Maiden Open NH Flat Race.

 

Ditto

 

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Race 7: Maiden Open NH Flat Race.

 

Time for a photo opportunity for the winners ...

I think Miles To Memphis

may have spotted me!!!

 

15 March 2014

 

 

 

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