Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Novices' Chase
Cheltenham 17:00
£20,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m 4f, Class 2
Saturday 18th October 2014

1 Splash Of Ginge 5/4
2 Ainsi Fideles EvsF
3 Gentleman Jon 6/1
NR: Definite Ruby (IRE), Portway Flyer (IRE)
3 ran Distances: 9l, 34l
TIME 5m 2.50s (slow by 14.50s)

Splash of Ginge
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Splash of Ginge
Exultant chants of 'Ginge Army' echoed round the winner's enclosure after race six, as the most enthusiastic owners you ever did see were on the scoresheet.

John Neild and his gang, who were confident Splash of Ginge would prove his disappointing chase debut all wrong, cheered in the impressive winner.

Neild had recently told the Echo his horse would be back and there no bigger smile in the winner's enclosure than his.

"There is a small group of us here today, when he loses a few drop off but I was quite bullish today.

"I've said before this horse must need the first run and thankfully he has improved for it.

"I wanted him to go off in front but what do I know!"

The owner ran up to the podium to collect his prize with his arm wrapped round jockey Sam Twiston-Davies, who said: "His owners are just so enthusiastic about the game.

"This is the stuff dreams are made of. What's really great about this horse is he got beat in a bad hurdle at Bangor and all he has done is improve.

"The world is his oyster."

Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Novices' Chase
£20,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 4f, Class 2
3 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Good in places

Pos Dist Horse SP Jockey Age Weight Trainer
1st Splash of Ginge 5/4
S Twiston-Davies
6 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies
2nd 9 Ainsi Fideles (FR) EvsF
T Scudamore
4 11-1 D Pipe
3rd 34 Gentleman Jon 6/1
D A Jacob
6 11-3 C L Tizzard
NR Portway Flyer (IRE)
R Johnson
6 11-3 Ian Williams
NR Definite Ruby (IRE)
B J Cooper
6 11-1 G Elliott

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