Burrows Saint: scored under Rachael Blackmore in the feature race at Punchestown on Tuesday

Burrows Saint: scored underneath Rachael Blackmore within the characteristic race at Punchestown on Tuesday

Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/footage)

It was once some other eventful festive duration with surprise victories and disappointments throughout Britain and Eire. Right here we check out essentially the most notable surprises . . .

The marvel winners

Miracle Haydock win for Buster

A 7-2 favorite obliging in a conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle at Haydock on Monday might not be a marvel to many however the ones staring at the race had been left in surprise after Buster Edwards secured a not possible victory.


Watch the replay as Buster Edwards moves from not likely place


The David Pipe-trained seven-year-old seemed to be flagging within the 3m½f handicap hurdle – hitting 999 in operating at the Betfair Trade – ahead of completing with rather a flourish underneath Jack Tudor to disclaim Strike West within the ultimate stride.

Burrows proves a Saint at Punchestown

The marketplace steered Burrows Saint – a possible Randox Well being Grand Nationwide hope – was once the 3rd string of Willie Mullins’ 4 runners within the 2m3½f hurdle at Punchestown on Tuesday however he proved the pick out by way of profitable with authority underneath Rachael Blackmore.

Willie Mullins: a 1-2-3-Four within the characteristic contest at Punchestown

Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/footage)

It was once a 1-2-3-Four for Mullins with Burrows Saint decreasing the colors of Saglawy, Sayo and Stratum with the winner shortened to 14-1 (from 20) for the Aintree impressive by way of Paddy Energy.


Watch Burrows Saint rating stylishly over a go back and forth wanting his very best


Curler moves in decade finale

The final race of the last decade in Britain went the way in which of 2-1 favorite Wilde About Oscar at Warwick however there was once a lot more of a marvel component in Eire as 66-1 shot Highstreet Curler belied her odds to win the concluding bumper at Punchestown.

 

The Thomas Gibney-trained six-year-old have been soundly overwhelmed in 5 earlier races however it was once 6th time fortunate on Tuesday.

It was once no longer a complete marvel to Gibney although, who mentioned: “I assumed she would do this a 12 months in the past. It is more than likely my fault as I behind schedule getting her wind accomplished, and that is the reason the primary time she’s were given her flooring because it was once accomplished.”

Superb famous person Summerville bounces again

There will have to no longer be an excessive amount of of a marvel a couple of former Superb famous person profitable a Grade 2 contest again at Cheltenham however Summerville Boy was once in large part unfancied out there for the Relkeel Hurdle on Wednesday.

Summerville Boy: again to profitable techniques over hurdles at Cheltenham

Edward Whitaker

Punters had been unwise to push aside the possibilities of the Tom George-trained eight-year-old, who bounced again to shape reverting to hurdles in taste to defeat Roksana by way of two and 1 / 4 lengths. He earned a quote of 25-1 for the Stayers’ Hurdle with Betfair Sportsbook.


Watch Summerville Boy regain the profitable thread at Cheltenham


The large disappointments

Fusil fails to fireplace

Fusil Raffles was once anticipated to improve his Champion Hurdle claims within the Ladbrokes Christmas Hurdle at Kempton final Thursday however the Elite Hurdle winner misplaced his position briefly in the house directly ahead of pulling up.

Epatante: leads over the general flight to win the Christmas Hurdle

Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/footage)

It was once stablemate Epatante who stormed to the highest of the Champion Hurdle making a bet with victory, shortened to 3-1 (from 16), whilst Fusil Raffles drifted to 25-1 (from 8) after his below-par effort.

No display from Misplaced in King George

Hopes had been prime that Lostintranslation may turn out a Christmas cracker within the characteristic Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton at the identical card however Colin Tizzard’s strong famous person by no means regarded glad within the 3m contest.

Lostintranslation: pulled up within the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase

Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/footage)

Robbie Energy’s mount was once by no means travelling with any zest. The Betfair Chase winner made a number of errors and was once pulled up with a wind operation now within the offing. He will have to no longer be discarded for the in the end other take a look at at Cheltenham within the Gold Cup in March alternatively, for which he doubled in worth to 8-1.

Laurina no longer on a going day

A stellar Racing Publish Beginner Chase was once gained by way of the Henry de Bromhead-trained Pocket book however famous person mare Laurina did not reside as much as expectancies.


Watch Pocket book’s good victory in the Racing Publish Beginner Chase


Final 12 months’s Champion Hurdle fourth was once pulled up within the Grade 1 tournament however was once discovered to have bled within the race. This can be a run that may be discounted.

No dream end result for Klassical

There was once a Willie Mullins-trained winner of the Matheson Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday however no longer the only maximum anticipated as final season’s all-conquering Superb scorer Klassical Dream trailed in final of 5 in the back of stablemate Sharjah.

Klassical Dream: a nasty mistake on the fourth hurdle resulted in a disappointing effort

Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/footage)

Klassical Dream made a nasty mistake on the fourth hurdle, and regardless of taking nearer order because the race advanced, he may no longer land a blow at the principals within the directly with Townend easing his mount. The 3-time Grade 1 winner has questions to respond to subsequent time.


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FIRST PUBLISHED 3:22PM, JAN 2 2020



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