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Backspin (Tony McCoy) jumps the final flight and wins the Challow Hurdle Newbury 29.12.2010

Backspin: became the second Grade 1 winner in as many days byFlemensfirth when taking the Challow Hurdle at Newbury

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Backspin provides further success for Flemensfirth

Newbury: sportingbet Supports Heros Charity Challow Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1), 2m5f

BACKSPIN (5 g Flemensfirth - Oscars Princess by Oscar)

Breeder: Brittas House Stud

ANOTHER Christmas Grade 1 success came the way of Flemensfirth courtesy of Backspin, who maintained his unbeaten record with a commanding display to take the Challow Hurdle.

The five-year-old is the sixth Grade 1 winner for Flemensfirth, who enjoyed a high-profile Irish double on Tuesday through Lexus Chase winner Pandorama and Dorans Pride Novice Hurdler scorer Knockfierna. Coolmore's son of Alleged, who is best known as the sire of Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Imperial Commander, will stand for €10,000 at the Beeches in 2011.

A €34,000 Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale purchase Margaret Mullins, Backspin hit the headlines earlier this year when led out unsold at £220,000 at the DBS May Sale following his impressive victory for Mullins in a five-year-old bumper at the Punchestown Festival.

He is the first major jumps winner out of a mare by Oscar and from the immediate family of Scilly Isle Novices' Chase winner Jack Doyle and Northumberland Gold Cup Novices' Chase hero Native Mission.

His dam, the unraced Oscar's Princess, has a four-year-old sister to Backspin and a three-year-old filly by Vinnie Roe.





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