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Newbury 24 March 2012

The European Breeders’ Fund Mares’ Only Finale Day

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The first race of the day –

Juvenile Handicap Hurdle:

winner Songsmith

ridden by Leighton Aspell,

trained by Lucy Wadham

 

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The second race of the day –

EBF/TBA Mares’ Novices’ Chase Finale

(Listed Handicap): winner

Pepite Rose ridden by Aidan Coleman,

trained by Venetia Williams

 

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The third race of the day, in the Parade Ring -

EBF Mares’ ‘National Hunt’ Novices’

Hurdle Finale (Listed Handicap):

Alan King’s runners Night Rose (12) and Tante Sissi (7)

 

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In the Parade Ring, Alan King and his jockeys

ahead of the third race of the day

 

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Choc and Wayne Hutchinson

 

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In the Parade Ring

 

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Ditto

 

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In the Parade Ring,

Choc aboard Tante Sissi

 

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Tante Sissi holds off the challenge

of the Barry Geraghty ridden Heather Royale

 

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Choc and Tante Sissi

return to the Winners’ Enclosure

 

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Ditto

 

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Choc debriefs the connections

 

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Ditto;

and Tante Sissi receives a

well-deserved drenching!

 

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A photo-call for Choc and Tante Sissi ...

tiny saddle (10 stone 9 lbs)

 

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Choc accepts his winning memento

 

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The fourth race of the day – the Novices’ Hurdle:

winner Claret Cloak ridden by Noel Fehily

and trained by Emma Lavelle

 

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The fifth race of the day –

the 3 miles 2˝ furlong Handicap Chase:

the horses line up at the start.

Left to right: Swincombe Rock (Sam Twiston-Davies);

Quotica De Poyans (Wayne Hutchinson);

Ouzbeck (Noel Fehily);

On Borrowed Wings (Tom Cannon);

Pearlysteps (Jake Greenall);

Ikorodu Road (Charlie Poste);

Faasel (Tom Scudamore);

hidden are Benny Be Good (James Reveley)

& Mon Parrain (Ruby Walsh)

 

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One circuit to go:

Nearside is On Borrowed Wings,

farside Quotica De Poyans

 

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Heading off into the distance,

the horses approach the open-ditch,

Ouzbeck currently trails the field ...

he finished 2nd!

 

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Ikorodo Road wins the race

 

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The Alan King trained

Quotica De Poyans returns

having pulled up before 4 out.

 

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The Winners’ Enclosure:

Ikorodo Road and jockey Charlie Poste

 

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The pop group Steps presents the prizes.

 

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In the Parade Ring ahead of

the sixth race of the day –

the 2 mile 1 furlong Handicap Chase

 

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Ditto

 

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Just over one circuit to go.

Left to right:

Marodima (Tom O’Brien);

Hellfire Club (Noel Fehily);

Mister Stickler (Choc);

Quipe Me Posted (Tom Cannon).

 

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And the winner of the sixth race is ...

Hellfire Club ridden by Noel Fehily

and trained by Warren Greatrex

 

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Choc returns to the Weighing Room having

finished 5th aboard Mister Stickler

 

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In the Parade Ring ahead of the

final race of the day, the ‘Junior’ Bumper:

Choc aboard the NJ Vaughan

trained High Ball Roller

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The winner returns – Devon Drum ridden by

Dominic Elsworth and trained by Paul Webber;

in the background is Polly Peachum

ridden by David Bass

 

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Choc returns having finished 12th of 13

aboard High Ball Roller.

Nice bottom ... the jockey not the horse!

 

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Debriefing the trainer

 

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