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  • 15:00 Betfair Cash Out Chase 2m 1f

  • (2m1f) (Registered As The Game Spirit Chase) (Grade 2) £50,000 added 5yo+ 4 ran
  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 20.93s
  • Off time: 15:01:14

Module battles back to beat Bullets

Last Updated: 08/02/14 3:45pm

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Module: Regained the lead after the last

Module: Regained the lead after the last

Module overcame Dodging Bullets in a battle royal for the Betfair Cash Out Chase at Newbury.

Module overcame Dodging Bullets in a battle royal for the Betfair Cash Out Chase at Newbury.

Dodging Bullets looked like giving Paul Nicholls and Daryl Jacob a double following the earlier victory of Calipto when he touched down with a narrow lead, but long-time leader Module proved a stern opponent in the Grade Two contest, registered as the Game Spirit Chase.

The Tom George-trained 11/8 favourite got his head back in front on the run-in for Paddy Brennan and held Dodging Bullets' renewed effort by a neck.

Brennan told Channel 4 Racing: "He's a good horse. I'd been through this race all night and this morning and I knew what I was going to do.

"I didn't think I'd have to dig so deep. I thought I was on the best horse, but on that ground it was hard work.

"He jumped good. I was slightly disappointed with him in the Peterborough Chase, but he's proved he's a good horse and hopefully it's onwards and upwards."

George said: "He's in the Queen Mother and the Ryanair. I'll have to talk to the owner about it but I'm starting to get interested in the two-mile race, especially in a fast-run race.

"I thought he was unlucky at Exeter (in the Haldon Gold Cup), then maybe he'd just had a hard race when he came back at Huntingdon (in the Peterborough Chase).

"He's got a high cruising speed, but he can't show it on that ground. He will stay further, though. We think he'll get three miles one day."

Novice Dodging Bullets was left unchanged at 6/1 with Sky Bet for the Racing Post Arkle, while Module remains 16/1 for the Ryanair Chase and 33/1 for the Bet Victor Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Michael Shinners, representing the Leeds-based firm, said: "We are non-runner money back on the Queen Mother and the 33/1 may tempt some punters although he would need to improve on that performance to get in the shake up."

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