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  • 14:50 Racing Post Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (Grade 3 Handicap) £100,000 added 4yo+ 18 ran
  • Winner £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 12.30s
  • Off time: 14:50:33

Tom George's Olofi won the Racing Post Hurdle at Cheltenham on his third attempt

Last Updated: 18/11/12 3:58pm

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Olofi: Made it third time lucky for Tom George and Paddy Brennan

Olofi: Made it third time lucky for Tom George and Paddy Brennan

Olofi (8-1) landed the valuable Racing Post Hurdle at Cheltenham at the third attempt for Tom George and Paddy Brennan.

The grey had finished fifth in 2010 and second 12 months ago behind Brampour and went one better despite finding himself short of room approaching the second last.

He moved alongside the front-running Bothy - who had finished second in the 2010 renewal - before the final flight where he jumped into the lead.

Cash And Go, making his debut for Nicky Henderson, appeared to be travelling strongly in behind but he couldn't reel in his more experienced six year old rival who ran on strongly all the way to the line.

Cash And Go finished a clear second - beaten two and a half lengths - with Cause And Causes third and Bothy fourth while a gamble on Domination - who was sent off the 9-2 favourite - never looked like landing with Charles Byrnes' runner losing his pitch coming down the hill.

George said: "He had no luck last year, but it's all come right for him today. He's a very, very talented horse and could still be improving."

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