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Johnson hits another ton.

RICHARD Johnson saw out 2011 in the best possible fashion as Fingal Bay took the rider to yet another century of winners for the season in the Bathwick Tyres Challow Novices' Hurdle at Newbury.

It was the 16th time Johnson has reached the mark and he harbours no bitterness at failing to become champion jockey just yet, having spent his entire career chasing Tony McCoy. Now 34, he has plenty to look forward to in Fingal Bay, who is considered a potential world-beater by trainer Philip Hobbs and was extending his unbeaten record to five in this Grade One event.

"We'll always keep trying and keep chasing," said Johnson.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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