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Buveur D'Air beats Samcro to land Fighting Fifth HurdlePosted on Saturday 1st December 2018 @ 15.34

Dual champion Buveur D'Air battled past Samcro on Saturday to win the BetVictor Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.

The seven-year-old went into the race as one of the best hurdlers in the world although many sceptics claimed Irish challenger Samcro would prove too much.

Gordon Elliott's stable star was the 6-5 favourite but Buveur D'Air put him back in his place, with Barry Geraghty on board.

Buveur D'Air is now unbeaten in 11 races and Nicky Henderson was happy to see his charge come through unscathed.

He told reporters: "I think it was relief more than anything. After the bloody nose with Might Bite (Betfair Chase) last Saturday, I was prepared for a second one.

"That was an incredible performance. He doesn't make mistakes, then he makes one at the last, but he picked up. There is so much more improvement in him.

"I thought it was very smooth and slick. He looked like a true champion. He is what he is - a two-time Champion Hurdle winner. Some people haven't rated him as a dual Champion Hurdle winner - I think today those are two good horses.

"He wasn't at his best in last year's Champion Hurdle, he didn't go to Aintree or anywhere else after it, it knocked him around. I don't think he was right at the time and it's great to see him come back and do that."

Article Posted on Saturday 1st December 2018 @ 15.34

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1 Alkaraama4/9

2 Broadhaven Dream150/1

3 Derry Boy14/1

4 Ice Cave15/2

5 Journey Of Life14/1

6 Sterling Price50/1

7 Alabama Dreaming10/1

8 Alliseeisnibras14/1

9 Chil Chil7/2

10 Jumeirah150/1

11 Shawwaslucky150/1

12 Victory Rose80/1

brighton Clodhoppers (Lee) & The Donovan Newlyweds Classified Stakes 5f 60y - £3105 - Good to firm

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2 Cool Strutter7/2

3 Glyder10/1

4 Hornby50/1

5 Hurricane Alert7/2

6 Pocket Warrior33/1

7 Poppy Jag12/1

8 Storm Lightning16/1

9 Tina Teaspoon50/1

10 Waneen9/4

11 Milldean Panther16/1

12 Two Faced33/1

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1 Be Prepared7/1

2 Dubai Station28/1

3 Homespin4/1

4 Oh Purple Reign15/2

5 Ottoman Court4/6

6 Port Winston11/2

7 Ropey Guest66/1

wolverhampton NFRC Midlands Handicap 6f 20y - £3105 - Standard

1 Klopp9/2

2 Greybychoice28/1

3 Freedom And Wheat16/1

4 Bluebell Time17/2

5 Hard Solution7/1

6 Jill Rose25/1

7 Griggy14/1

8 Miss Liberty Belle16/1

9 Eye Of The Water11/4

10 Tizwotitiz8/1

11 Maisie Moo12/1

12 Te Amo Te Amo14/1

13 Sharrabang6/1

brighton Doves Playing Live Here 26th July Novice Median Auction Stakes 7f 211y - £3752 - Good to firm

1 Liliofthelamplight2/1

2 Clap Your Hands12/1

3 Dudley's Boy7/4

4 I'm Brian100/1

5 Voltaic7/4

6 Je M'en Fous100/1

7 Zappiness25/1

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2 Gregory The Great50/1

3 Interrogator66/1

4 Keith50/1

5 Pourmorechampagne66/1

6 Sleepdancer5/2

7 Aldente8/1

8 Mallons Spirit66/1

9 Mirabelle Plum50/1

10 Sweet Celebration12/1

11 Tabassor11/10

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1 Tomily9/4

2 Billy Dylan7/1

3 Something Lucky4/1

4 Steelriver7/1

5 Green Door9/2

6 George Dryden10/1

7 Captain Lars0/0

8 Gifted Zebedee12/1

9 Lucky Clover12/1

10 Pearl Of Qatar16/1

11 Kyllachy Princess66/1

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2 Global Goddess4/1

3 Savoy Brown16/1

4 Shug6/1

5 Dark Poet3/1

6 Sonnetina12/1

7 Beg For Mercy25/1

8 Tarrzan9/1

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10 On The Bob50/1

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12 We Are All Dottie50/1

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