Zarkandar with race fitness and a four pound pull, fended off the strong travelling Grandouet in a captivating finish to the International trial. There was far from an expected lack of pace as Ruby Walsh intended on making as stiffer test as possible. His dictating tactics probably won him the race on Paul Nicholls’ five-year-old. Despite coming off the bridle first of the big three, he continued to find sticking his head out in front gamely. Grandouet couldn’t quicken on the ground and was eased when held towards the line. Nicky Henderson’s five-year-old who returned to action from a 371-day absence ran a huge race and it’s to no surprise the bookmakers have reacted positively to his two-length loss. They make him a 7/1 shot (from 10’s) for the Champion Hurdle at the festival alongside Zarkandar (from 8’s), with Hurricane Fly shading favouritism at 5/1. Rock On Ruby who tired in the heavy ground is a general 12/1 shot having been 7/1 prior.
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12.20 Lord Wishes EVS NB 4 point win
12.50 Bob Will 3/1 3 point win
1.20 Streams Of Whiskey 9/2 2 point win
1.50 William Money 11/4 2 point win
2.20 Totalize 13/8 NAP 5 point win NB
2.50 Monarch’s Way 3/1 2 point win
3.20 Present Lodger 10/11 3 point win
12.25 Boston Bob 30/100F No Bet
12.55 Un Beau Matin 7/2 2 point win
1.25 Don Cossack 4/6 NAP 6 point win NAP
1.55 Wingtips 2/7F No Bet
2.25 Is Herself About 5/2 NB 3 point win
2.55 El Fontan 8/1 1 point EW
3.25 Union Dues 5/2 2 point win
12.30 Corrin Wood 1/2 4 point win
1.00 Billy Cuckoo 11/2 2 point EW
1.30 Morning Royalty 5/4 NAP 5 point win
2.00 Cool Operator 7/2 3 point win
2.30 Gleann Na Ndochais 7/1 1 point EW
3.00 Real Milan 11/8 NB 4 point win
3.30 Goodacres Garden 5/2 2 point win
12.40 Rendl Beach 11/10 NAP 5 point win
1.10 In The Post 15/2 1 point EW
1.40 Oscar Hill EVS NB 4 point win
2.10 Reginaldinho 9/1 1 point EW
2.40 Tigresse Bleue 11/2 2 point EW IWAC
3.10 Doubletoilntrouble 11/4 3 point win
3.40 Hazy Dawn 5/1 2 point win
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