Horse Racing: Denman delivers.
Byline: BY MARTIN KELLY
DENMAN took another step up the ladder and capped a magical Christmas for Paul Nicholls Paul Nicholls (born Paul Greenhalgh on 12 April 1979) is an English actor. His earliest role was in the BBC drama Earthfasts, but it was his character of Joe Wicks in EastEnders, which he played from 1996 to 1997, that first brought him fame. and Ruby Walsh Ruby Walsh (born Rupert Walsh on May 14 1979 in Kill, County Kildare) is the reigning Irish National Hunt champion jockey. He is the second child, and eldest son, of former champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh and his wife Helen. with a foot-perfect display in the Lexus Chase - the feature event of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival.
Just 48 hours after stablemate Noun 1. stablemate - a horse stabled with another or one of several horses owned by the same person
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times Kauto Star grabbed Gold Cup favouritism back from Denman following his King George victory, the giant seven-year-old responded in taking fashion by capturing his first Grade One event outside novice company.
With no early pace, Walsh elected to send the 4-9 favourite into the lead as they sailed over the third fence and the outcome was never in doubt thereafter.
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