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Jockey triumphs in Snellings Norfolk National




Ciaran Gethings continued his excellent form at Fakenham by scooping the course’s top race of the year on Tuesday.

The leading rider at Fakenham this season triumphed in the Snellings Norfolk National when the Stuart Edmunds’ trained Hepijeu romped home by 17 lengths.

The valuable race, worth almost £20,000 to the winner, had drama at the last of the 22 fences when champion jockey Richard Johnson’s mount Achill Road Boy came crashing down.

Fakenham Race's The Snellings Norfolk National Handicap Steeple Chase...Richard Johnson falling at the last while leading on Achill Road Boy. (9827296)
Fakenham Race's The Snellings Norfolk National Handicap Steeple Chase...Richard Johnson falling at the last while leading on Achill Road Boy. (9827296)

Top weight Butlergrove King landed the Snellings Handicap Chase race and favourite Inessa took the Congratulations Norwich City to the Premier League Hurdle prize for trainer Richard Newland.

Nicky Henderson had a winner with Chapparal Prince in the Snellings Maiden Hurdle while there were wins for Movie Set and Asockastar in the final two races on the card.



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