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Hildisvinibeats Kid Cassidy at Sandown 25.02.2011

Kid Cassidy (left) runs an honourable second to Hildisvini at Sandown

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Across-the-card double for Beneficial

KNOCKHOUSE Stud stallion Beneficial was in form on Friday, with two winners and a second from three runners in Britain.

Kid Cassidy - one of the horses affected by the parade ring electrocution at Newbury on Totesport Trophy day - made a pleasing return to racing with a fair second to Milan gelding Hildisvini in the 2m novice hurdle at Sandown.

The Nicky Henderson five-year-old gelding was bred by Greenville House Stud and M. Morgan out of the unraced Phardante mare Kid Cassidy, making him a half-brother to useful chasers River City (by former Knockhouse sire Norwich) and Sound Accord (by Accordion).

Dashing George made up for Kid Cassidy's near miss for Beneficial with a brave victory from Lord Americo's Leac An Scail in the 2m handicap chase at the Esher track.

Richard Newland-trained Dashing George was bred by Irene Hatton out of the Stanford mare Here It Is, a bumper and hurdles winner.

Upthemsteps had earlier initiated an across-the-card double for Beneficial with a half-length win in the 2m3f novices' hurdle at Warwick.

The Ian Williams-trained six-year-old was bred by Pat Coffey out of the unraced Roselier mare Carrigloss, from the family of smart chasers Maljimar and Kymandjen.

A son of Top Ville and half-brother to Melbourne Cup hero Jeune, Beneficial's finest hour came when winning the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.

His best jumps performers include Cooldine, Gungadu, Lennon, Realt Dubh and Sweet Kiln.






King's Theatre £1,143,037
Presenting £1,059,143
Beneficial £986,639
Oscar £896,303
Milan £863,940
Westerner £839,346
Flemensfirth £755,621
Kayf Tara £657,982
Midnight Legend £595,809
Stowaway £503,470