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Always Right Doncaster 05.03.2011

Always Right: the most accomplished jumper by Richard Hannon's 1996 Tolworth Hurdle winner Right Win

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Doncaster: first major winner for Right Win

Win More With The Green Tick Grimthorpe Chase Handicap Chase, 3m2f (5yo+)

ALWAYS RIGHT (9 g Right Win - Kemal Brave by Kemal)

Breeder: John Kelleher in Ireland

JOHN Wade's Always Right justified favouritism to take the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster on Saturday and thus set himself up for a potential crack at the Scottish National.

The progressive nine-year-old is the most accomplished jumper produced by Right Win, a tough nine-time winner for Richard Hannon who enjoyed his finest moment when winning the Group 1 Gran Premio d'Italia. Hannon also trained Right Win to take the 1996 Tolworth Hurdle from Strong Promise.

Always Right is one of 11 winners from 155 foals aged four and above by Right Win, who retired to stud in Ireland in 1997. Other representatives include the multiple winners Bowleaze and Brave Right.

Always Right, who was knocked down to a cash buyer for just €4,100 as a foal at the 2002 Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale, is the only winner out of the unraced Kemal Brave.

DBS Spring Sales Bumper, 2m, 4-5yo

THE £28,000 shelled out by Highflyer Bloodstock and Alan King for Montbazon at last year's DBS Spring Store Sale looked money well spent when the gelding scored a cosy success in this prestigious bumper at the expense of the Generous gelding Close House.

Montbazon is the first winner in Britain for Aidan O'Brien's 2002 Criterium de Saint-Cloud hero Alberto Giacometti, a son of Sadler's Wells who stands at Haras du Gruson in the north of France for €1,500.

Members of Alberto Giacometti's first crop, which are five-years-old, have won 17 races between them over jumps and include Sous Officier, a dual winner at Auteuil.

Montbazon is one of six winners under both codes from the stallion's second crop.

Bred by Pierre Julienne in France, he is a half-brother to minor jumps winner Chenonceau (by Mansonnien) and out of the Cadoudal mare Duchesse Pierji, who won her only start. She is a half-sister to Prix Montgomery Handicap winner Saint Au Bois.






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