Wednesday 21 March 2018

Overturn holds off Binocular

Donald McCain's Overturn turned in another supreme display of front-running to take Grade One glory in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.

Although second on the budding superstar list at home behind the brilliant Peddlers Cross, the seven-year-old showed he has class to go with his undoubted tenacity.

Victories in the Northumberland Plate at this track, the Chester Cup, the Galway Hurdle and last Saturday's Coral Hurdle highlight his ability -- but this represented another step up as he tackled 2010 Champion Hurdler Binocular.

The strongly-supported 7/4 chance soon adopted his customary pacesetting duties and his hurdling could hardly have been more slick.

Binocular travelled kindly for Tony McCoy and loomed up menacingly rounding the turn for home, but Overturn responded generously to win for Jason Maguire.

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