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A New Story Wins the Cross Country Chase Cheltenham 16.03.2010

A News Story (left) was one of four Irish-bred winners

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

Not quite such A New Story for Irish-breds

 

FOUR of the first five Festival races have been secured by Irish-breds, with A New Story continuing the momentum in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase.

A New Story, bred by Thomas Brennan, is by the Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Fourstars Allstar out of Diyala, by Direct Flight, who is the dam of one other winner.

A New Story was led out of the ring unsold at Tattersalls Ireland in November 1998, the bidding having reached Ir5,800.

The quartet of wins for Irish-breds comes at a time that thecountry's breeders are weighing up whether to follow the French model of preparing their horses for action earlier.

Ironically, the meeting's only French-bred winner so far, Binocular, has a Flat-related pedigree.

 

 

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