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Minella lands EBF Final

11-March-2017 20:12
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by Admin

Minella Awards set us up perfectly for the Cheltenham Festival with a fine victory in the EBF Novices' Hurdle final at Sandown on Saturday.

It was a great way for the horse to lose his maiden though things were not looking too promising when he was towards the rear turning out of the back straight on only his fourth start over hurdles.

But Noel Fehily knows where the winning post is and Minella Awards, who lacks experience, picked up well when it mattered and kept finding.

This race had been the plan all season but we've had to be patient with him as he has taken time to come to himself.

We felt Minella Awards would be better in the spring and hopefully there is a fair bit more to come from him in the weeks ahead.

While we will look at Aintree that could come a bit too soon for him so we could consider sending him to Punchestown.

Minella Awards was our only runner of the week. Now the focus is firmly on Cheltenham where we are set to have six or seven runners.

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