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  • 15:10 totesport.com Peterborough Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • (Grade 2) £30,000 added 4yo+ 7 ran
  • Winner £17,103 2nd £6,417 3rd £3,213 4th £1,602
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 2.30s
  • Off time: 15:13:23

Twist tragedy as Tartak wins

Tragic loss in Newbury feature

Last Updated: 15/12/10 4:29pm

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Breedsbreeze leads Tartak over the last.

Breedsbreeze leads Tartak over the last.

There was a sad conclusion to the totesport.com Peterborough Chase won by Tartak as Paul Nicholls' multiple Grade One winner Twist Magic lost his life in the Newbury Grade Two.

Twist Magic was still in front when he fell at the second last, and although he managed to gallop past the line, he had sustained irreparable damage.

Nicholls' Breedsbreeze made a bold bid for home but he could not stop the finish of Tartak (11-4), who won by half a length.

Nicholls said: "He has fractured a pastern and we've lost him. He's been a great horse and it's always sad when it happens. "

Tartak's trainer Tom George said: "We've had a bit of luck today but he deserves to win a big one.

"We might well go for the Ryanair Chase, and the three-miler at Aintree will be his main target."

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