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  • 15:30 Jets / Richard Davis Awards Hyde Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (grade 2) £30,000 added 4yo+ 8 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 5m 31.20s
  • Off time: 15:31:10

Diamond Sparkles For Murphy

Last Updated: 16/11/08 4:06pm

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Murphy - Cheltenham win.

Murphy - Cheltenham win.

Diamond Harry maintained his unbeaten record in emphatic style when walking away with the Jets/Richard Davis Awards Novices' Hurdle.

Ridden by Timmy Murphy, the five-year-old settled well in the early stages and despite jinking to his left at some of the hurdles, the Nick Williams-trained runner scored with plenty in hand.

Howard Johnson's Door Boy looked like giving the winner a race up the straight but for all his efforts he could not get near the 13-8 favourite and was seven lengths down at the line.

"He's done really well today as he's still quite raw but the owner is very patient and that has been the making of him," Williams said.

"He schools well at home so the jinks must just be down to greenness.

"The point of coming here today was to see if we went down the EBF Final route, that's probably out now because its a handicap so we'll be coming back here for the Festival."

Sky Bet make the winner 8/1 for the Ballymore Properties Novices' Hurdle in March.

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