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Alex Ferguson Pulls Off Memorable Hat-Trick In Liverpool

Alex Ferguson Pulls Off Memorable Hat-Trick In Liverpool

Alex Ferguson pulled off a memorable hat-trick of Grade 1 wins at Aintree on Thursday.

The former Manchester United manager owns a share of the horses which won the opening three races at the Liverpool course.

Clan Des Obeaux, ridden by Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls, completed the treble in the Betway Bowl.

In the hour beforehand, Monmiral, also ridden by Cobden and trained by Nicholls, won the Juvenile Hurdle, while Protektorat, ridden by Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton, won the Manifest Novices' Chase.

"It's my first!" Ferguson told ITV when asked if he'd had a more memorable hat-trick in Liverpool.

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"I don't think they'll be too pleased.

"He was fresh [after missing the Cheltenham Festival] and with the cheekpieces on [for the first time], that made a difference.

"Harry rode him really positively up there at the front. He was fantastic."

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