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  • 13:45 Betfred 'Goals Galore' Victor Ludorum Juvenile Hurdle2m

  • £15,000 added 4yo 7 ran
  • Winner £9,747 2nd £2,862 3rd £1,431 4th £716
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 16.80s
  • Off time: 13:45:31

Abracadabra conjures up Victor Ludorum success

Last Updated: 15/02/14 2:23pm

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Abracadra Sivola (right) gets the better of his rivals

Abracadra Sivola (right) gets the better of his rivals

Abracadabra Sivola made every post a winning one when running out the winner of the Victor Ludorum Juvenile Hurdle at Haydock.

The Nick Williams-trained juvenile took up the running shortly after the tapes rose and the 9/1 shot benefitted from a fine front-running ride by Sam Twiston-Davies, battling on strongly when challenged by Aurore d'Estruval shortly after the final flight.

It looked like the 6/4 favourite was the likely winner between the final two flights as she was hard on the steel but she found less than expected for jockey Brian Hughes, eventually going down by half a length.

"It was tough out there but he's jumped brilliantly," said Twiston-Davies.

"He got into a good rhythm early on in front which relaxed him and he finished the race off well. It's good for the horse's confidence as he's been highly-tried so far but the more Nick's (Williams) juveniles do, the better they do.

"He's put his experience to good use."

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