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Sir Harry Lewis gelding remains unbeaten

Saturday, Cheltenham: Racecourse of the Year Classic Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2).

Diamond Harry (Sir Harry Lewis - Swift Conveyance)

DIAMOND Harry maintained his unbeaten record in workmanlike fashion when grinding out a half length success in the opening Grade 2 event at Cheltenham on Saturday.

The six-year-old gelding is an excellent advertisement for British-bred jumps stock as a son of Sir Harry Lewis, who stands at Bill Bromley's Wood Farm Stud in Shropshire for £1,500.

The son of Alleged, who won the 1987 Irish Derby for trainer Barry Hills, was imported from the US by the BBA in 1995 to stand at Southcourt Stud, where he remained for four seasons until transferring to Wood Farm.

Diamond Harry ranks as Sir Harry Lewis' secondleading performer by RPR behind Henry Daly's Mighty Man, winner of the Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot in 2006. The stallion is also responsible for the River Don Novices Hurdle winner Diamant Noir as well as Carole's Legacy, who has only been beaten once in five starts this season.

Bred by the late Mrs. A. L. Wood, Diamond Harry is the only winner out of the winning hurdler Swift Conveyance, a daughter of Strong Gale. A half-sister to two winners over jumps, Swift Conveyance is from the immediate family of Whitbread Gold Cup winner Drumlargan.

Trainer Nick Williams purchased Diamond Harry for 11,000gns at the Doncaster Spring Sales in 2006.




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