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Albertas Run jumps the last to win the Ryanair Chase Cheltenham 17.03.2011Albertas Run (leading) is related to Hexham winner Bygones Sovereign  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Hexham bumper one-two for Old Vic

OLD VIC was the sire of the first and second in division two of the Hexham For Tourists Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race on Sunday.

The race was won by the Karen McClintock-trained five-year-old Bygones Sovereign, out of Miss Hollygrove, a half-sister to Aintree Hurdle winner Mister Morose, Arkle third Southolt and to Holly Grove Lass, dam of dual Ryanair Chase hero Albertas Run.


He was followed home by Victor Hewgo, trained by Keith Reveley and sent off 13-8 favourite. His dam, Penny's Pride, is a half-sister to five-time Grade 1-winning chaser Direct Route, useful Flat handicapper/hurdler Penny A Day and to high-class novice hurdler Joe Mac.

Division One went to Boston Bob, a recent £150,000 buy at the DBS Newbury Festivals Sale byBobby O'Ryan for Graham Wylie and Howard Johnson after finishing third in a bumper at Punchestown and winning a point-to-point.





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