Same Difference denied Super Duty in a thrilling finish to the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase.

Last Updated: 14/03/13 6:47pm

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Same Difference (right) gets the better of a photo finish

Same Difference (right) gets the better of a photo finish

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Same Difference denied Super Duty in a thrilling finish to the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase.

Same Difference (16/1) denied Super Duty (11/2f) in a thrilling finish to the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase.

In a first-time visor, the Nigel Twiston-Davies horse crept into the race under a patient ride from Ryan Hatch as Super Duty and Becauseicouldntsee battled for the lead.

When the latter weakened having travelled well, the only remaining threat emerged from Romanesco (8/1) who had been held up a long way off the pace by Nina Carberry.

That one could never quite land a blow, though, as Same Difference headed Super Duty and just did enough to deny the game favourite

Alfie Sherrin (9/1) stayed on past beaten horses for fourth.

"I can't really put it into words - it's just unreal," said amateur rider Hatch. "He travelled okay, but I was always just slapping him, trying to get him to get hold of the bridle a bit more. He was in mid-division getting banged around and he didn't really like it.

"But on the second circuit, he started to see a bit more light and he grabbed hold of the bit. He's a superstar and he's given me an amazing ride.

"I didn't think I'd won. I didn't dare think I had won. But boy when they said 'number 13', I was fair relieved. I was over the moon."

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