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Kempton Park

  • 15:35 williamhill.com Lanzarote Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (Handicap) £45,000 added 4yo+ 19 ran
  • Winner £28,179 2nd £8,325 3rd £4,162 4th £2,084
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 17.40s
  • Off time: 15:36:15

James de Vassy too classy

Progressive hurdler takes top prize

Last Updated: 15/01/11 5:57pm

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Nick Williams: Trains James De Vassy

Nick Williams: Trains James De Vassy

James De Vassy ran out an impressive winner of the williamhill.com Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton.

Trained by Nick Williams and ridden by Will Kennedy, the 8-1 shot survived a bump from Organisateur at the second-last flight of hurdles before running on for a convincing success.

Organisateur (20-1) took second, with Palomar (9-1) and First Point (14-1) third and fourth respectively.

The Betchworth Kid, sent off the 3-1 favourite, was well-beaten.

Williams is loath to run his charge on fast ground and said: "He came back wrong after finishing third on fast ground in the Coral Cup. We've always liked him very much and it was a big disappointment when things went wrong on his reappearance at Haydock.

"He may have needed that, and as he's in the Newbury race we might look at that next."

Sky Bet go 12-1 from 20s about the winner for the totesport Trophy.

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