Peace And Co leads home Henderson 1,2,3 in the Triumph
Peace And Co came out on top in a terrific battle with stablemates, Top Notch and Hargam to take the Triumph Hurdle under Barry Geraghty. Geraghty had made the decision to take the ride on Peace And Co over fellow Simon Munir and Isaac Souede owned Top Notch and he was proved right in the end but only after a to and fro battle to the line.
The winner had come into the race off the back of two Grade 2 victories since arriving from France and the big raw Falco gelding travelled supremely well today throughout under a patient Geraghty. Sent off a well supported 2/1 favourite, followers would have been worried as he was tight for room between his stablemates and long time leader, Dicosimo on the turn for home.
Geraghty eventually found a gap down the inside of Top Notch and with this pair having gone clear of Hargam after the last, it was Peace And Co who came out on top by just a neck.
Henderson, delighted with a clean sweep of the places, said: “It is nice to do something completely ridiculous. They have always been extraordinary good four-year-olds.
“The ground went against Hargam this morning and it brought Top Notch back in to favour. I think Peace And Co can go on anything. We had a little poll in the yard to try and put them in the right order and I think Peace And Co came out on top. You would never dream that the three would come to the last together.”
Geraghty said: “He is a lovely horse. He travells well and he jumps. The ground was probably hard work and it may have killed his pace a little bit. I knew the longer I waited, the better chance I would have of winning. I always thought this lad would have the little kick to do it.”
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