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Jeremy Scott

Melodic Rendezvous provided trainer Jeremy Scott and jockey Nick Scholfield with the first Grade One success of their careers in the 32Red Hurdle (registered as the Tolworth Hurdle) at Sandown.

The seven-year-old opened his account over timber last month at Cheltenham and was sent off a 7-2 chance, with Royal Boy, who finished behind him that day, favourite to gain his revenge.

Melodic Rendezvous was travelling well turning in and when Royal Boy, who took them along with Pendra, made yet another blunder at the second-last, he made his challenge. Pendra stuck gamely to the task but lost his unbeaten record, beaten four and a half lengths.

Scott said: "The owners have been patient and we have ticked away with him. He has grown in stature and it was lovely to come here today. He started to bloom when won his bumper, the penny dropped and everything came together.

"I expect he'll end up in the Supreme, but he will be put in both races (Supreme and Neptune at Cheltenham). He's a deceptive horse, but he does show plenty at home.

"We've been second a few times in Grade Ones so it's nice to pick one up and Nick is a tremendous asset to us, he's very much part of the team."

Asked if the winner is the best horse he has trained, Scott added: "I think Empiracle is a very nice horse too and he goes straight to Cheltenham for the Festival (Champion Bumper). I can't choose between the two, they are both very nice horses."

Jockey Noel Fehily said of Pendra: "He wasn't disgraced at all and I think they are two very nice horses", while trainer Nicky Henderson said of third Royal Boy: "It was only the second time on a racecourse and he didn't really jump well enough."

Paddy Power went 16-1 from 25s about the winner for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle in March and go the same price for the Neptune.

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