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Racing: Pipe plays a full hand.



MARTIN PIPE appears determined to win the Sunderlands Imperial Cup at Sandown Park on Saturday as the champion trainer is responsible for more than a third of the 42 entries.

The Nicholashayne handler's 15-strong team in the pounds 60,000 handicap hurdle HURDLE, Eng. law. A species of sledge, used to draw traitors to execution.  includes totesport Trophy runner-up Bongo Fury, Ladbroke Hurdle victor Tamarinbleu and Polar Red, winner of this race in 2002.

A maximum field of 24 seems likely with many trainers no doubt eyeing a pounds 60,000 bonus to the connections of the winner should the same horse go on to win at the Cheltenham Festival The Cheltenham Festival is the most prestigious meeting in the National Hunt racing calendar in the United Kingdom and has race prize money second only to the Grand National. .
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 8, 2005
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