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  • 15:35 Swinton Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (grade 3) £75,000 added 4yo+ 23 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 42.97s
  • Off time: 15:35:25

Eradicate Scoops Swinton Pot

Last Updated: 08/05/10 4:25pm

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Henderson - trains Eradicate.

Henderson - trains Eradicate.

Eradicate provided prolific owner Alan Spence with another big pay-day in the Swinton Hurdle at Haydock.

Spence is a regular face in the winner's enclosure under both codes - he landed a double on the Flat at Lingfield on Friday - and scooped £42,757 for first place courtesy of Nicky Henderson's six-year-old.

Ridden by the highly-rated conditional David Bass, the 16-1 shot diffused the challenge of 9-2 favourite Overturn approaching the last and was two and three-quarters of a length to the good at the line.

Issaquah ran a big race in third at odds of 33-1, while Toubab was fourth.

It was Eradicate's first run since finishing fourth behind Overturn in the Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr.

Bass said: "He did it well, though I probably got there a bit too soon. "He was a good horse on the Flat, rated 104, and he had the pace to travel.

"The guv'nor (Henderson) said they would go quick, but I was always very happy.

"The ground and the track suited him."

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