Newcastle – ‘This is incredible – I’ve never seen a horse this far clear’ – bumper winner wins by a huge margin


Newcastle – “This is incredible – I’ve never seen a horse this far clear” – bumper winner wins by a huge margin.

Jack Hyde, trained by Thomas Gallagher, led from the beginning to the end to win the first 2m12f bumper by 15 lengths.

The five-year-old horse, ridden by amateur jockey John Reddington, blazed a trail from the front and was not meant for catching.

During the race, Jack Hyde had a commanding advantage that put him 50 lengths ahead at the halfway point.

He was able to win comfortably ahead of Paddy Elvis, who held on well to finish second, despite tiring in the final two furlongs.

Derek Thompson, on commentary duties for Sky Sports Racing, could scarcely believe what he was watching, saying: “Look at this, this is incredible. I’ve never seen a horse so far clear! He must be 50 lengths clear.

“He is still galloping. Where are the others, they’re not even in camera shot. This is a marvellous win and a great ride from the owner and jockey John Reddington.”

The winner appeared to be in the best shape going into the race, having placed sixth in a Listed bumper in November at Cheltenham under the rules.

At the beginning of December, his most recent effort saw him finish third out of eight in a Lingfield bumper.


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