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  • 16:05 Steel Plate And Sections Novices' Chase2m 4f 110y

  • £22,000 added 4yo+ 7 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 26.40s
  • Off time: 16:08:06

Gale Shines Bright

Last Updated: 14/11/08 9:49pm

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Fehily - won Cheltenham finale.

Fehily - won Cheltenham finale.

Shining Gale landed a dramatic renewal of the Steel Plate And Sections Novices' Chase at Cheltenham.

Charlie Mann's charge was always travelling strongly under Noel Fehily and was on the inside of favourite Herecomesthetruth turning for home.

The market leader had jumped well throughout - albeit to his right at the second last - but was being pushed along when he ran out going to the final fence.

This left Shining Gale, who was travelling the better at the time, clear to saunter home and earn a 20/1 chance from Sky Bet for the Royal & Sun Alliance Novices' Chase.

""Noel felt he'd have won anyway and we'v e always thought a lot of this horse," the trainer told Racing UK.

"He had a wind operation in the summer as he wasn't getting home in his races and it has made a huge difference. He's a different horse and much easier to get fit.

"We thought he'd be a horse for the Jewson here in March but he may be too good for that now."

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