Levy Board Tolworth Hurdle
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Grade 1, Sandown (moved to Kempton)
£32,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m, Class 1
Saturday 4th January 2014

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1 Royal Boy 9/1
2 Josses Hill 5/1
3 Upazo 3/1
NR: Creepy (IRE)
6 ran Distances: ½l, 11l, 4½l
TIME 3m 58.29s (slow by 16.29s)

Royal Boy and Josses Hill gave champion trainer Nicky Henderson a one-two in the rearranged Levy Board Tolworth Hurdle Novices' Hurdle at Kempton as hot favourite The Liquidator was well-beaten.

Royal Boy
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Royal Boy

Tony McCoy came out on top on the Michael Buckley-owned Royal Boy, edging out stable jockey Barry Geraghty on Josses Hill by half a length.

The 11-8 favourite The Liquidator made the running but was a spent force when headed two and finished fourth of the five runners. Willie Mullins' raider Upazo took third, but was some way behind the front two.

Henderson said: "We all thought that looked a good Tolworth and you'd have to say I was impressed with both of them when they drew clear like that.

"I thought about running Royal Boy at Warwick in the two-and-a-half (mile race), but I thought that would be an awful slog and he's not a slow horse.

"I think you'd go two-and-a-half at Cheltenham with him, whereas Josses Hill is more of a two-miler."

Free Racing Tips Levy Board Tolworth Hurdle (Grade 1 Novices' Hurdle)
£32,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Soft, Heavy in places

Royal Boy
N J Henderson
A P McCoy
11st 7lbs
9 - 1
Josses Hill
N J Henderson
B J Geraghty
11st 7lbs
5 - 1
1/2 length
W P Mullins
R Walsh
11st 7lbs
3 - 1
11 lengths
Garde La Victoire
P J Hobbs
R Johnson
11st 7lbs
7 - 1
4 1/2 lengths
The Liquidator
D Pipe
T Scudamore
11st 7lbs
11 - 8
4 1/2 lengths
Prince Siegfried
J P Ferguson
D F O'Regan
11st 7lbs
20 - 1
1 1/4 length
M Keighley
2nd Preference
11st 7lbs

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