British complete clean sweep

first_img@tonypaley Shares00 Share on Twitter Topics Fri 25 Apr 2008 21.17 EDT Horse racing Horse racing British complete clean sweep First published on Fri 25 Apr 2008 21.17 EDTcenter_img Support The Guardian The Nicky Henderson-trained Punjabi completed a clean sweep of all four major races at this week’s Punchestown Festival yesterday when romping away with the ACCBank Champion Hurdle. Punjabi’s victory owed not a little to clever jockeyship from Barry Geraghty, who always had his mount close to long-time leader Salford City. When Geraghty took the lead on the turn for home, Philip Carberry on the favourite and eventual second Sublimity and brother Paul, who rode Harchibald, were left flat-footed by the winner’s injection of pace. Sublimity was closing in on the winner at the finish but Geraghty, who was deputising for the injured Mick Fitzgerald, had already made the decisive move. Ladbrokes cut Punjabi to 12-1 from 33-1 for next year’s Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Henderson also trains 6-1 shot Binocular who is joint-favourite with this year’s winner Katchit. There was a significant move on the ante-post front at Sandown too yesterday after Dar Re Mi, who was impressive in a maiden event for John Gosden, was cut to 8-1 clear favourite for the Oaks at Epsom on June 6. Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Tony Paley Share via Email Share on Facebooklast_img

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