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Cheltenham

  • 15:35 Osborne House Relkeel Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • (Grade 2) £40,000 added 4yo+ 4 ran
  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 59.50s
  • Off time: 15:35:22

McCoy delivers More Of That in Relkeel Hurdle

Last Updated: 14/12/13 4:16pm

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More Of That (right) comes to catch Salubrious

More Of That (right) comes to catch Salubrious

More Of That continued his unbeaten run under a classy ride from Tony McCoy in the Relkeel Hurdle.

The five-year-old had only had three runs prior to his appearance in the Grade Two contest but he belied his relative inexperience to land the spoils under an ice-cold ride from the champion jockey.

Salubrious attempted to make all under Daryl Jacob and he aimed to establish his rivals' limitations by racing at a sustained gallop.

Well clear with four to travel, it almost appeared as if Jacob had managed to pinch the race but both Tony McCoy and Ruby Walsh refused to panic and they began to take closer order as they made their way to the last.

Travelling with supreme confidence, McCoy allowed More Of That to ease gently to the front with over a furlong to go and score by two-and-a-half lengths from the long-time leader.

Winning trainer Jonjo O'Neill said of the winner: "It's a big jump from a handicap but he's a pretty raw novice really and we're desperate to get more experience into him. We'll have to rethink things after that maybe. He's actually Eastlake's full-brother so it's nice for them both to win on the same day."

"That's a nice way to get to 100 winners.

"He got injured last year and we were desperate to get some more experience into him. He still leaves his hind legs over some of the hurdles.

"I don't know what we will do now, I will have to have a chat with AP."

Sky Bet go 14/1 about More Of That for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle and spokesman Micahel Shinners said: "More Of That travelled really well and despite hitting a few hurdles he's well on top at the end. With perhaps a few doubts about At Fishers Cross in the same ownership we've introduced him into our World Hurdle betting at 14/1."

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