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  • 13:55 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 3m

  • (Registered As The Bristol Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2) £21,500 added 4yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner £12,244 2nd £4,595 3rd £2,300 4th £1,146
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 56.10s
  • Off time: 13:55:15

Fortunate win for Deireadh Re

Sea Of Thunder falls at last when clear

Last Updated: 10/12/11 2:24pm

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Sea Of Thunder falls at the last

Sea Of Thunder falls at the last

Deireadh Re won the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle after a final-flight fall by Sea Of Thunder at Cheltenham.

Paul Nicholls' horse was in a fight for second place with leader Sea Of Thunder only having to pop over the last to win but an early take off did for him and he crumpled to the ground.

Ruby Walsh galvanised Deireadh Re and he responded to see off fellow 2/1 joint-favourite Rev It Up in a fight for the line.

Sea Of Thunder earned 10/1 quotes for the Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham Festival with the winner now set to go chasing.

Nicholls said: "He was lucky but jumping's the name of the game. I never dreamt we'd win a graded novice hurdle with him and now he'll go chasing."

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