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So often the bridesmaid, My Tent Or Yours sees off The New One at Cheltenham

Nicky Henderson’s 10-year-old picked up a first victory in 1,399 days in the International Hurdle today.

The International - Day Two - Cheltenham Racecourse My Tent Or Yours and Barry Geraghty claim victory. Source: Adam Davy

MY TENT OR Yours (5/1) denied The New One (5/2) a fourth International Hurdle at Cheltenham this afternoon.

Barry Geraghty claimed his first win on the Nicky Henderson-trained 10-year-old — edging out Sam Twiston-Davies and The New One, with 7/4 favourite Melon third.

Runner-up in 2014, 2016 and 2017 editions of the Champion Hurdle, My Tent Or Yours was also second in this one 12 months ago.

“It’s not quite the same as in the Sprinter days, when he did his comeback, but it’s not far off it,” Henderson told the Racing Post. “Wasn’t he brave?”

It was one of the great horse races – him and The New One again – two old boys. We had the 6lb advantage because we hadn’t won a race for donkey’s years. It’s as simple as that.”

In the Gold Cup Handicap Chase, Guitar Pete (9/1) overcame second-placed Clan Des Obeaux (3/1F) and King’s Odyssey (9/1) took third.

Meanwhile, Kilbricken Storm (3/1) was first home in the Novices’ Hurdle ahead of Count Meribel (7/4F) and Equus Secretus (9/4).

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