Newbury: Unowhatimeanharry floors Long-distance rivals


Unowhatimeanharry and Barry Geraghty leaping to triumph

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 By David Baxter 2:20PM 25 NOV 2016 

Report: Newbury, Friday

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PAST period Unowhatimeanharry was one of the success stories as he climbed through handicap ranks to claim success at the Cheltenham Festival in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.

The eight-year-old encountered an early litmus test for their reappearance, but showed he is still improving whenever dismissing skilled competitors handily under Barry Geraghty.

Since joining Harry Fry, Unowhatimeanharry is unbeaten in six begins, and it stays become seen what is the ceiling of his capability.

Fry ended up being astonished by the way in which of six-length win, and stated: “He had it all to prove today but it is been well worth looking forward to. We couldnot have anticipated that and I’m absolutely delighted.

“The events pick themselves and we’ll visit Ascot next in three months [longer Walk Hurdle].”

The entire world Hurdle appears an evident target for Unowhatimeanharry only at that season’s event, and he is now a general 6-1 chance (from 14).

Exactly what could have been

Irish raider Snow Falcon may have posed a danger on winner, but he crashed down on hurdle towards the top of the home directly whenever travelling well. Happily, trainer Noel Meade reported the six-year-old to be none the even worse the fall.

Ballyoptic kept on for second, with Menorah managing a gallant competition to simply take third.