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Restless Harry puts his best foot forward at Newbury

Robin Dickin was relieved to see stable star Restless Harry get off the mark for the season in the Alice & George & Terry Peak Graduation Chase at Newbury.

A class act on his day in staying hurdles, Restless Harry (5-4 favourite) has not yet shone over fences but was never really challenged by his four rivals as Henry Oliver pushed him 11 lengths clear of Tullamore Dew.

"He jumped really well, he just took a look at the ditches. He's had problems with his muscles, it might have been that at Ascot last time, but he finished so tired on his first start this season at Wetherby, and he has never done that before," said Dickin.

"I think he will now run in the valuable three-mile-and-five handicap chase at Warwick on January 12 and then maybe the four-miler at Cheltenham, although I won't rule the World Hurdle out yet."

Robbie Dunne performed perhaps the recovery of the season at the last meeting and confirmed his ability at the Berkshire course when taking the Powersolve Electronics Greatwood Charity Handicap Chase.

The conditional, who had somehow remained aboard Rigadin De Beauchene when he crashed through a fence here late last month, created an equally cohesive partnership with the Venetia Williams-trained stablemate Sustainability (7-2).

Dunne drove the chestnut clear in the home straight, and said: "He's a horse who just gallops, which is why I was positive on him, and he was idling at the end."

Uxizandre (5-1), who was third on his debut for Alan King at Market Rasen, put things right in the British Stallion Studs EBF "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier).

Anthony Bromley, of owners Million In Mind Partnership, said: "Alan was disappointed he got beaten last time but he's a nice horse and will be aimed towards the final of this race."

Brendan Powell's Reach The Beach (10-1) kept her unbeaten record intact in the EBF Kentford Racing bumper for junior fillies.

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