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  • 14:40 32Red Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (Grade 1 Novices' Hurdle) (Registered As The Tolworth Hurdle) £30,000 added 4yo+ 5 ran
  • Winner £17,103 2nd £6,417 3rd £3,213 4th £1,602
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 13.70s
  • Off time: 14:42:07

Minella shows his Class

Henderson rising star slams Sandown rivals

Last Updated: 08/01/11 4:42pm

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Minella Class: Impressive at Sandown

Minella Class: Impressive at Sandown

6-4 favourite Minella Class was an impressive winner of the 32Red Hurdle(Registered As The Tolworth Hurdle) at Sandown.

Nicky Henderson's charge showed a good turn of foot in the testing conditions to go clear approaching the second last.

When nearest pursuer Megastar was laboured at the flight the race was over and the son of Oscar made it two from two over hurdles with a seven lengths success.

Sky Bet have the winner at 12-1 for both the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and the Neptune Invesments Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

The Seven Barrows trainer said: "On his Irish form he'd run in these conditions before. He stayed really well and quickened up.

"I would think it would be up to two and a half miles - the Sidney Banks Hurdle at Huntingdon would make sense to see if he stays, but I imagine he will. He'll obviously make a lovely chaser, but that's for another day."

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