It was Tom George's third win in the race
The two could only be separated by half a length
The win was Paul Nicholls' eleventh in the Pendil
His stamina was tested under pressure from Calico
John Gosden added the Winter Derby to his recent big-race haul
Attention now turns to the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham
A strong ride sealed the win at 9/2
This year’s Randox Grand National meeting will take place in its scheduled slot after Jockey Club Racecourses ruled out delaying the Aintree showpiece.
Henderson is glad his “ridiculous” idea of running Champ over two miles as a prep for the WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup did not leave him with egg on his face.
Rebecca Curtis can approach the defence of Lisnagar Oscar’s Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle crown with vigour following a return to form at Haydock.
Roger Teal is to prepare Oxted for a domestic campaign following his trip to Saudi Arabia.
Patrick Mullins has not dismissed the prospect of turning professional after amateur riders were ruled out of next month’s Cheltenham Festival.
Willie Mullins will aim to have one possible last hurrah with Faugheen and Douvan at the Punchestown Festival.
Gary Moore is counting down the days to the Champion Hurdle after Goshen returned to form in some style with a wide-margin victory in the Kingwell Hurdle.
se over the shorter Marsh Novices’ Chase for Sporting John at the Cheltenham Festival.
Soaring Glory spread his wings late on pulling clear to win the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury!
Sceau Royal battled to a deserved victroy over Champ in the Betfair Game Spirit Chase at Navan.
Beacon Edge gets up to win the Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle on a disappointing return for Tiger Roll at Navan.
Polish pulled away late on to claim the Betfair Weighed-In Podcast Weekly Handicap Hurdle at Newbury!
Secret Investor held off Clan Des Obeaux to win the Betfair Denman Chase in a thrilling finish at Newbury!