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Ed Dunlop

The Tiger, Ed Dunlop's first ever runner over jumps, could only manage fourth as Ubaldo Des Menhies ran away with the Mirror Punters Club Maiden Hurdle at Fakenham.

In a race that attracted plenty of attention with former smart Flat horse Chabal having his first run for 879 days, it was the Oliver Sherwood-trained Ubaldo Des Menhies who took the two-mile event by the scruff of the neck from some way out.

One-time Sandown Classic Trial winner Chabal, now with John Ferguson, was eventually pulled up, while fellow 2-1 joint-favourite The Tiger, who is part-owned by Dunlop, was caught close home for what would have been a distant second.

The 15-2 winner was having his third start for Sherwood and could not have been more impressive, going further and further clear in the hands of Wayne Hutchinson.

Hutchinson told At The Races: "I bounced him out and used his experience against these former Flat horses, he jumped from hurdle to hurdle and galloped them into the ground.

"He's progressive and on today's evidence you'd say he'd win under a penalty and jump a fence in time. He made light work of the ground."

24 October 2014

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Ballyalton out for the season
McCoy makes Chepstow return
Hutchinson sits out weekend action
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Balding sweet on Park chance
Walker hoping for Glorious victory
Times out to make Newbury headlines
Cheltenham honour leading figures
Moore keen on Adelaide chance
Stevens back for Breeders'
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Duke lords it at Carlisle
Southwell first for O'Brien
Fenton fined over steroids
Buywise on the money at Ludlow
Lockinge the big plan for Toormore
Stone ruled out of Old Roan
Wetherby likely for First run
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23 October 2014

Fenton guilty of drugs possession
Williams hoping for Max power
Harty biding his time with Lane
Clonmel aim for Baily
Jezki possible for Morgiana bow
Harrington expects Naylor to shine
Gosden a Fan of Newmarket scorer
Northern aces face off in Cumbria
Murphy plagued by shoulder injury
Dynaste charts direct Haydock route
O'Brien outlines Breeders' plans
Wetherby-bound Taquin to duck Power
High hopes for Adelaide run
Gilgamboa waits on ground
Dandino misses Cup date

22 October 2014

December date for Balding memorial
Deputy outgunned at Fontwell
Whisky chasing Power spoils
Burke maps out Odeliz targets
Present sights set on Power prize
New category for all-weather champs
Moviesta has sales date
National aim for O'Neill star
Cheltenham on Ginge agenda
Lewis eyeing Dubai success
Henderson handed Ascot role
Panther given Breeders' go-ahead
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Big Easy sets sail for Open fixture
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Hughes revels in 'sweet' success
BHA moves to address small fields
Connell turns to Heskin
Integral to race on next year

21 October 2014

Storm breezes to Exeter victory
Moore concedes title to Hughes
Meade maps out gameplan for stars
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O'Neill sure of Taquin redemption
Heron seeking Great prize
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Dan makes chase debut
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O'Neill outlines That choices
Conn possible for Auction bid
Power team weigh up options
Bangor cancel schooling card
No rushing back for Long Run
Dynaste leads Old Roan contenders
Grands Crus retired
Exciting Berlais heads to Chepstow
Force handed Hong Kong mission
Park favourite for Trophy hunt
Al Kazeem team eye Hong Kong trip
Commemorative bound for Breeders'
Slade eyeing victorious swansong

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