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  • 14:10 Fuller's London Pride Novices' Chase 2m 4f

  • (registered As The Berkshire Novices' Chase) (grade 2) £25,500 added 4yo+ 5 ran
  • Winner £14,538 2nd £5,454 3rd £2,731 4th £1,362
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 10.70s
  • Off time: 14:11:25

Farraig wins as stars flop

Spirit and Halo fail to deliver

Last Updated: 26/11/10 3:08pm

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Cois Farraig: On his way to victory at Newbury.

Cois Farraig: On his way to victory at Newbury.

There was a surprise in the Fuller's London Pride Novices' Chase at Newbury on Friday afternoon with 10-1 chance Cois Farraig beating On Borrowed Wings.

Favourite Spirit River fell six out having produced a wonderful round of jumping to that point while Celestial Halo made a bad mistake three out before rallying to finish third.

Winning trainer Paul Webber said: "He has always been a very natural jumper and we'll have to make a new plan for him now - I thought we would be off to a beginners' chase after this!"

Paul Nicholls reported of Celestial Halo: "He'll go back hurdling now - he just didn't like it."

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