Favorite Sir Erec put down after damage as Pentland Hill wins first race of Cheltenham Gold Cup day
Purple scorching favorite for Triumph Hurdle Sir Erec is put down after struggling horrible damage as Pentland Hills goes on to win first race on remaining day of Cheltenham Competition
Sir Erec got here into race as a good cash favorite with loads backing him
Farrier needed to be known as simply earlier than the begin to repair misplaced shoe on entrance proper leg
He pulled up with 4 to go and suffered damage, requiring him to be put down
By Sportsmail Reporter
Revealed: 13:50 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Up to date: 14:53 GMT, 15 March 2019
Pentland Hills received a dramatic Triumph Hurdle after heavy favorite Sir Erec suffered a severe damage and needed to be put down.
The race was marred by the damage sustained 4 fences from house and the beforehand joyous environment on the ultimate day of the Competition turned chilly.
Pentland Hills made an enormous error on the first however the 20-1 shot got here by to win in fashion with Coer Chic second and Backyard of Babylon third.
Pentland Hills got here out on prime and claimed victory after Sir Erec was injured within the race
Coeur Chic (left) completed in second within the Triumph Hurdle after a tragic race
With Chris Wall on the Flat, he didn’t make his hurdling debut till the tip of final month when profitable at Plumpton.
Again in 1985 First Bout received the corresponding race at Plumpton and later went on to change into Henderson’s first Triumph Hurdle winner.
Nico De Boinville had loads in entrance of him coming down the hill, as Quel Destin, Coeur Chic and his stablemate Adjali have been nonetheless in competition.
Pentland Hills was nonetheless shifting sweetly on the long term to the final although, and powered up the hill to beat Gordon Elliott’s Coeur Chic by three lengths, with Gardens Of Babylon third.
The winner was given a 25-1 quote for subsequent 12 months’s Champion Hurdle by Paddy Energy.
Henderson stated of the winner: ‘He almost fell on the first. …read more
Source:: New paper 24 – Sports