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Not So Sleepy weaves through to take thriller

In a race of hard luck stories, the Hughie Morrison-trained Not So Sleepy got up in the dying strides to land the mile and a quarter Investec Wealth and Investment Handicap.

This will no doubt come as a welcome tonic for the Morrison team, after one of their horses was tested positive for a banned substance last year.

Having not gone much of a pace in the early stages, the 14-strong field were well-grouped coming down the hill into the final three furlongs.

Held in briefly by Examiner, Adam kirby aboard Not So Sleepy managed to finally get in the clear half a furlong out, and he ran down Innocent Touch to score by a neck.

Kirby said: "We had a lovely slot and everything was going really smooth.

"When the leader fell away down the fence the race just rolled over.

"I went from having plenty of racing room to it just getting a bit tight. I'm really pleased with this horse because he's quite difficult."

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