Al­tior’s proud run ends

The Citizen (KZN) - - Racing Express - As­cot

– Al­tior’s proud win­ning se­quence over jumps fi­nally came to an end on Satur­day as Cyr­name got the bet­ter of him in the Christy 1965 Chase at As­cot.

Nicky Hen­der­son’s horse had won all 19 of his races over ob­sta­cles head­ing into the clash.

How­ever, he was tak­ing a step into the un­known go­ing up in trip to 4200m and tak­ing on a horse who had won his last two races over the course and dis­tance in tremen­dous style.

Cyr­name won by 2.25 lengths. – Sport­

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