IF TONY McCOY was hoping to see Champion Hurdle class from Jezki on Sunday he was likely left disappointed, as the five-year-old was unspectacular in a narrow-margin victory over Zaidpour.
DON COSSACK ran out the determined winner of Fairyhouse's Drinmore Novice Chase. Ridden by Davy Russell, Gordon Elliott's six-year-old rallied well to regain the lead after the last from Carlingford Lough
ODDS-ON favourite Analifet cruised to a comfortable win under Ruby Walsh at Fairyhouse, maintaining her unbeaten record and further bolstering her JCB Triumph Hurdle credentials.
THERE was to be no fairytale ending to the career of Imperial Commander as he bowed out on the home turn in the Hennessy after reprising his powerful galloping and jumping style that had won him the 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
HE MAY have possibly been a bit lucky but take nothing away from the fabulous Celestial Halo, who recorded his seventh Graded success in the bet365 Long Distance Hurdle. The odds-on favourite At Fishers Cross was last after an appalling mistake two out
MY TENT OR YOURS delivered a seasonal debut brimming with promise as he crushed his rivals in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle, the first Grade 1 hurdle race of the British jumps season.
BARRY GERAGHTY will ride At Fishers Cross in the bet365 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday with usual jockey Tony McCoy travelling to Newcastle to ride My Tent Or Yours in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle.
WEST WIZARD suffered a shock defeat on his hurdling debut as the 1-6 favourite was comfortably beaten by Sgt Reckless (7-2).
NICKY HENDERSON warned on Friday that Simonsig is likely to miss the King George VI Chase at Kempton on December 26 after developing a splint on his near-fore. The 4-1 ante-post favourite is to be given an easy three weeks.
OUR CONOR could only finish fourth on his return to action over a flat 1m4f in the premier handicap won by Ancient Sands, who had a head to spare over Stony Grey at the line.
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