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  • 14:05 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • (Registered As The Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2) £27,500 added 4yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner £15,661 2nd £5,877 3rd £2,942 4th £1,466
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 56.90s
  • Off time: 14:05:37

Zamdy Man claims Sky Bet Supreme Trial at Haydock

Last Updated: 18/01/14 2:36pm

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Zamdy Man: Dug deep to score at Haydock

Zamdy Man: Dug deep to score at Haydock

Zamdy Man (7-2) claimed the notable scalp of Un Temps Pour Tout in the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle at Haydock.

David Pipe's Un Temps Pour had cost £450,000 at the sales after finishing third in a French Grade One but he could never quite get on terms with the Venetia Williams-trained five-year-old, who is now unbeaten in three races this season.

Aidan Coleman made sure it was a real test from some way out on Zamdy Man to find any chinks in the armour of the 11-8 favourite and he eventually won by a length and three-quarters.

Coleman said: "He's a massive horse so we were delighted with him last season, even though he didn't win.

"This year he's strengthened up and is getting better with each race.

"He'll definitely handle better ground and you'd have to say he's a Cheltenham horse now."

Pipe was not too despondent with the runner-up.

"He's run a cracker ," he said.

"He handled the ground but didn't jump as neatly as we'd hoped.

"We'll see where we go next but he's definitely a Cheltenham horse, as is the winner."

The sponsors to cut him to 25/1 from 33s for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.

Michael Shinners of Sky Bet said: "David Pipe's expensive purchase Un Temps Pour Tout was the real buzz horse coming into this but you can't fault Zamdy Man's attitude in the gruelling conditions.

"It would be unusual for a second-season novice to win the Sky Bet Supreme but he's clearly a much better horse this year and is now unbeaten from three starts and we've clipped him to 25/1."

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