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The Govaness in charge at Cheltenham

Listed bumper success for Kayf Tara filly while No Planning records fifth win at Wetherby 16 November 2013

 

Kayf Tara’s youg daughter The Govaness get the better of a highly competitive field for the Listed Ukash Mares’ Open Bumper at Cheltenham on Paddy Power Gold Cup coming with a sweeping late run to win by a length and a half under Paddy Brennan. Previous Aintree Listed bumper winner Legacy Gold finished another two lengths behind runner-up Lily Waugh in third.

The four-year-old filly was making her third start, having won on debut at Towcester last season. She is raced by her breeder Cedric Brookes and is out of the Bob’s Return mare Just Kate, a winner over hurdles from the family of Grand National winner Red Marauder.

At Wetherby, No Planning won for the fifth time for trainer Sue Smith, landing the 3m1f handicap chase in the hands of Ryan Mania. Now six, the Kayf Tara gelding has won a bumper and one race over hurdles, as well as his steeplechase victories. Out of the unraced Poor Celt (Impecunious), he was bred by Sue Johnson.

The Brightwells Cheltenham National Hunt Sale held after racing on Friday saw Kayf Tara four-year-old Kayf Supreme change hands for £115,000. The gelding has had just one start in a point-to-point in Ireland, finishing second at Rockfield on 3 November, and was sold by Donnchadh Doyle of Monbeg Stables to Jim Draper.