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  • 13:50 Sharp Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (grade 2) £30,000 added 4yo+ 8 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft (Cross Country; Good)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 17.40s
  • Off time: 13:51:09

Load Too Sharp For Some Present

Last Updated: 13/11/09 3:30pm

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Loosen My Load wins under McNamara.

Loosen My Load wins under McNamara.

Loosen My Load repelled the late challenge of fellow Irish raider Some Present to land the Grade Two Sharp Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham for Henry de Bromhead.

The 5-2 chance was positioned close to the pace throughout under Andrew Lynch and took up the running from William Hogarth running down the hill.

The five-year-old kicked a couple of lengths clear turning for home and although Some Present came at him hard on the run to the line, Loosen My Load kept up the gallop to score by half a length.

Paddy Power gave the winner a 20-1 quote for next year's Supreme Novices' Hurdle back at Prestbury Park.

De Bromhead said: "I suppose you'd love to come back for the Supreme in the spring.

"He has been in a while now - he won his bumper on quick ground in June - so it's likely we might give him a winter break and then bring him back for the spring.

"He might go better in a quicker-run race, he has stacks of stamina. He could be anything - he's a machine - and the horse he beat is a very good one too."

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