Cause Of Causes Heading For Cheltenham

Wed 7th Nov 2012, 13:46

Cause Of Causes leads at the last from Si C'etait Vrai at Fairyhouse
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Dessie Hughes has never hidden his regard for Si C'etait Vrai and he was well-backed for the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Hurdle. It was a commendable performance therefore from Cause Of Causes to lower his colours by half a length.

Davy Condon rode the Galway Hurdle second, Cause Of Causes. He just held on to the tag of favouritism at 11/8 from Si C'etait Vrai (6/4) and it was close between the pair out on the track too.

< Si C'etait Vrai tried to make all but he was picked up by the Gordon Elliott-trained Cause Of Causes at the last. The Timeform Betfair Racing Club Ltd-owned Cause Of Causes then went on to prevail cosily.

Elliott said: "He did it nicely. Davy said he blew up after the second last so he didn't knock him around. The plan is the Racing Post Hurdle at Cheltenham.

"Unfortunately he'll get a five pound penalty for that but it's another winner on the board. He needed a good gallop so it worked out grand." (GC & EM)

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