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VVDON Cossack landed a gamble in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup and hit no bigger than 4.9 in running on Betfair.

The 9-4 winner had been a best-priced 7-2 chance in the morning, but the money poured in and he justified the support in denying Djakadam, who finished runner-up for the second year in a row after touching 2.1.

Cue Card was travelling well when falling at the third-last but he was trading at no shorter than 3.25, so the market was far from convinced he would have won.

VVUNOWHATIMEANHARRY defied a high of 200 when outstaying his rivals in the Albert Bartlett.

Harry Fry's 11-1 winner had looked in trouble when Barters Hill kicked on with Champers On Ice in the straight, but Barters Hill was surprisingly the first to crack and finished fourth having been matched at 1.42 in the win market and 1.01 for a place.

Champers On Ice touched 1.5 before he was caught, while second Fagan was matched at 1.55 when coming late and fast, but never got close to the winner.

VVON The Fringe traded at a high of 14.5 before justifying 13-8 favouritism in the St James's Place Foxhunter. He took the lead at the last from 66-1 outsider Major Malarkey, who touched 2.26 to win and 1.2 for a place before fading to finish seventh.

VVSQUOUATEUR failed to land a huge gamble in the Martin Pipe having gone off 9-4 favourite from a morning best offer of 5-1. Gordon Elliott's grey finished only seventh behind 14-1 winner Ibis Du Rheu, who had hit 90.

VVIVANOVICH Gorbatov touched a high of 12 before landing the JCB Triumph Hurdle impressively.

The 9-2 winner was backed to significantly shorter than his SP in the ante-post market after an impressive debut victory at Leopardstown but drifted sharply after a poor display on heavy going at the track last time.

However, market confidence had returned in the run up to the race and he pounced to catch Apple's Jade, who had shot clear turning for home and let down backers who took a low of 1.4.


Unowhatimeanharry (right) leaves Barters Hill behind on his way to landing the Albert Bartlett. Report, page 14

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Mar 19, 2016
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