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Paisley Park hits the right note in Stayers’ Hurdle

PA Sport 3:58pm, Thu 14 Mar 2019

Paisley Park (centre) survived a blunder to see off Sam Spinner (Paul Harding/PA). Paisley Park survived a last-flight blunder to justify favouritism and record a fairytale success for his connections in the Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Emma Lavelle’s seven-year-old – whose owner Andrew Gemmell has been blind from birth – had enjoyed a perfect season to date with four impressive victories which saw punters send him off at 11-8.

Brilliant Geraghty lifts Sire Du Berlais to Pertemps glory

PA Sport 2:42pm, Thu 14 Mar 2019

Sire Du Berlais (right) on his way to winning the Pertemps Final (Nigel French/PA) Sire Du Berlais delighted favourite-backers with a last-gasp victory under an inspired Barry Geraghty in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham. Trained by Gordon Elliott and owned by JP McManus, the seven-year-old had caught the eye when finishing sixth in a Pertemps Qualifier at Leopardstown in December and was a heavily-backed 4-1 market leader for what was his first start since.

William Henry leaves it late to take Coral Cup spoils

PA Sport 3:18pm, Wed 13 Mar 2019

William Henry (blue and white) flashes home to win the Coral Cup (Paul Harding/PA) William Henry came from the clouds to deny top-weight Wicklow Brave in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham. Nicky Henderson’s nine-year-old had only been seen once this year, being pulled up at Wincanton on Boxing Day and subsequently undergoing surgery on his wind.

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