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Horse racing-Sire du Berlais captures Stayers’ Hurdles crown at Cheltenham

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March 16 (Reuters) – Sire du Berlais pulled away over
the final metres for a one-length victory in the Stayers’ Hurdle
on Thursday, the feature race on Day three of the Cheltenham

The 11-year-old veteran (33-1) under Mark Walsh passed
Dasher Drasher (40-1) on a burst up the final hill in the
three-mile test of stamina.

“He loves Cheltenham. Once he got up the hill, he stuck his
head out and got it,” Walsh told BBC.

Dasher Drasher appeared to take second by a nose, but after
a stewards’ review, was dropped to third, and favourite
Teahupo’o bumped to second.

Walsh said he had been in a rush to return after fracturing
a vertebrae in his neck, and gave credit to his medical staff
after the win.

(Reporting by Lori Ewing)


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