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5.30 Close Brothers Novice Hcap Chase – Tully East (e/w) – generally 12/1 – WON 8/1

Loads of respect for Foxtail Hill who’s worth a small saver, and one we’d almost split stakes with if the stable were in better form; therefore our main bet is from a very small but shrewd stable who looked to have laid this chap out all season. He ran an absolute blinder in the martin Pipe Hurdle last season, behind Ibis Du Rheu, looking the likely winner turning for home and quickening clear, but just got out stayed by a couple close home, where the omission of the final hurdle turned the race into a real stamina test. If the final flight had been jumped, we feel this chap would probably have won.  Due to his well placing this season, having won his maiden chase, then shown promise when out classed by the likes of Min, he races off a mark 2 lbs lower than last season; a huge run is expected.

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