Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle
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Grade 2, Newbury 15:00
£50,000 added, 4yo plus,
3m 52y, Class 1  
Friday 29th November 2019

1 Paisley Park 8/15F
2 Thistlecrack 9/2
3 The Worlds End 7/1
5 ran Distances: 1l, 6l, 18l
Time: 6m 2.15s (slow by 17.15s)

Emma Lavelle’s Paisley Park was the dominant force in the division last season, winning each of his four starts, including the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Making his first competitive appearance since that landmark victory, the seven-year-old was the 8-15 favourite in the hands of regular partner Aidan Coleman – and ultimately got the job done in good style.

Paisley Park faced just four rivals in the three-mile Grade Two, including three previous winners of the race in Thistlecrack (2015), Beer Goggles (2017) and dual victor Unowhatimeanharry (2016 and 2018).

The Worlds End took the quintet along for much of the way, but was passed by both Paisley Park and Colin Tizzard’s veteran Thistlecrack on the run to the final flight.

In receipt of 6lb, Thistlecrack did not go down without a fight, but Paisley Park was always getting the better of the argument on the run-in and won with a length in hand.

Sadly, Beer Goggles suffered an injury at the second last and was put down.

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Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle
£50,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m 52y, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places

1       Paisley Park 7 11-6 Emma Lavelle Aidan Coleman 8/15F
2  1  Thistlecrack 11 11-0 Colin Tizzard Tom Scudamore 9/2
3  6  The Worlds End 8 11-6 Tom George A P Heskin 7/1
4  18 Unowhatimeanharry 11 11-6 Harry Fry Barry Geraghty 17/2
PU   Beer Goggles 8 11-0 1 Nicky Martin Richard Johnson 16/1