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  • 13:50 totesport Trophy Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (Grade 3 Handicap) £60,000 added 4yo+ 15 ran
  • Winner £34,206 2nd £12,834 3rd £6,426 4th £3,204
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 52.90s
  • Off time: 13:50:32

Trophy Recession buster

Recession Proof lands the totesport Trophy for John Quinn

Last Updated: 18/02/11 2:36pm

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Recession Proof (centre) won the totesport Trophy at Newbury.

Recession Proof (centre) won the totesport Trophy at Newbury.

John Quinn's Recession Proof won the Grade Three totesport Trophy Hurdle at Newbury.

The Northern trainers dominated the finish of the rearranged running of the prestigious two mile handicap with Recession Proof running out a game winner from Brian Ellison's Bothy with the winning margin just a short-head.

Recession Proof had raced a shade keenly in third under Dougie Costello in the early stages of the race but his pilot did a good job of getting him settled as Notus De La Tour adopted a change of tactics and took the field along from Bothy.

The field bunched up on the far side as Tom Scudamore slowed the pace aboard Notus De La Tour but he soon wound the pace up as the field rounded the turn for home with a number of the field being ridden along behind.

They included Bothy who was momentarily outpaced at that stage but Recession Proof was always travelling well and John Quinn's progressive novice moved up menacingly behind the long-time leader.

The five year-old was only just behind in third at the final two flights but ran on gamely down the centre of the track to get his head in front on the line from Bothy under the stands' side rail with Notus De La Tour just holding on for third from The Betchworth Kid, Soldatino and Eradicate.

Costello said: "The boss has tutored him through very well. He's given him all the experience and he won at Lingfield over two miles and three (furlongs) on heavy ground.

"He's got that speed through a race and he's able to travel. He was very keen down the back and we've gone a sensible pace in the ground.

"I was able to get a breather into him but I was always not wanting to get racing too soon.

"I had to commit going to the last but he's won well. I had a lovely position down the rail and he's a horse with real class."

Ellison added: "The winner's useful and our horse has run a blinder yet again.

"He never gives up but unfortunately he'll go up in the weights again. We'll go for either the County Hurdle or the Coral Cup at Cheltenham."

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