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Constitution Hill maintains perfect form at Newcastle as Le Milos clinches Newbury Gold
The five-year-old stormed to victory in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle.

NICKY HENDERSON’S CONSTITUTION Hill was an easy winner of the Betfair Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.

The five-year-old is unbeaten under rules and was a 1-4 chance going into the Grade One, odds that did not look unfounded as he made all of the running and jumped with complete fluency.

Partnered by Nico de Boinville, he pulled clear of stablemate and two-time winner Epatante, crossing the line at a canter to win by 12 lengths with any amount in hand.

Paddy Power cut Constitution Hill from evens to 8-11 favourite for the Champion Hurdle, with Coral going 4-7 from 5-4 for the Cheltenham highlight.

Le Milos came out on top for Dan and Harry Skelton in the Coral Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Newbury.

The seven-year-old was making his second start for the stable and was kept handy throughout, jumping well having started as the 9-2 favourite.

Ahead of the second-last he was able to take up the running as his rivals had fallen away, eventually prevailing from a tough battle to the line with the runner-up, David Pipe’s Remastered.

Pipe also saddled third-placed Gericault Roque, with Corach Rambler staying on for fourth.

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