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Letter: Class.

Tony Power remembers some other greats who ran in the Champion Hurdle

I READ with interest John Randall's opinion on the best horse to win, or not to win, the Champion Hurdle. Flyingbolt was indeed in a class of his own among jumpers, and Night Nurse and the others were horses that anyone could respect as brilliant hurdlers.

However, the 1961 St Leger winner Aurelius ran second in the 1967 Champion Hurdle before being disqualified, and he surely had class and talent as he beat Bounteous and Dicta Drake at Doncaster.

And then there was Le Paillon, who was narrowly beaten by National Spirit in the 1947 Champion Hurdle and, on returning to France, won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe the following autumn. Class indeed.


Tramore Co Waterford

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Title Annotation:Sports
Author:Power, Tony
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Mar 15, 1999
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