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Listed High Sheriff Of Gloucestershire & Racing Remember Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race 2018

Press Release 18th November 2018 Cheltenham

DEBONAIR PROVES THE MASTER
 
Master Debonair held on gamely to land the concluding race of The November Meeting, the High Sheriff Of Gloucestershire & Racing Remember Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.
 
Ridden by James Bowen and trained by Colin Tizzard, the four-year-old son of Yeats fended off the late challenge of the Philip Hobbs-trained Thyme Hill (8/1) to score by a neck.
 
Tizzard was registering a 23/1 double following the victory of Elixir De Nutz in the G2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle.
 
Bowen said: "Master Debonair did it well in the end.
 
"He was free early on and I was worried that he had pulled his chance away, but he has a big engine and is very genuine - he is a really nice horse.
 
"He is an easy horse to organise and for a bumper horse that is a real asset.
 
"Master Debonair will stay further. We'll see what he likes over hurdles. He travels almost too well. For the time being, I think two miles is his trip however."
 
4.00pm High Sheriff Of Gloucestershire And Racing Remember Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed Race) 2m 87y
1 Master Debonair (SprayClad UK) Colin Tizzard 4-11-00 James Bowen 3/1
2 Thyme Hill (The Englands and Heywoods) Philip Hobbs 4-11-00 Richard Johnson 8/1
3 Kissesforkatie (Derek Coles & Ian Gosden) 4-10-07 Nick Scholfield 33/1
13/8 Fav McFabulous (7th)
9 ran
Distances: nk, 1½
Tote Win: £3.60 Places:£1.80, £1.90, £3.20 Exacta:£29.20
 
OPTIONS ARE OPEN FOR MASTER DEBONAIR
 
Master Debonair has done little wrong in his two National Hunt Flat races ahead of today with a win in May and a second placing in October. Sent off a 3/1 chance in today's finale, the High Sheriff Of Gloucestershire And Racing Remember National Hunt Flat race, the four-year-old son of Yeats added a second victory to his resume when successful by a neck from Thyme Hill.
 
It gave trainer Colin Tizzard a 23/1 double on today's card after his victory in the previous race with 5/1 chance Elixir De Nutz.
 
"For a four-year-old, it's lovely," smiled the delighted trainer. "From his three runs now this horse has had two wins and a second, what we'll do with him after this, I don't know. It's getting later in the year now, he could easily be a Champion Bumper horse."
 
Race options are open as Tizzard reported: "We have schooled him over hurdles, he goes lovely. Look he is a beautiful young horse and well-bred - his mother [Swincombe Flame] very nearly won the Mares' Hurdle race here at The Festival."

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