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Champ Comes Out Of Nowhere In Incredible Finish To RSA At Cheltenham

Champ Comes Out Of Nowhere In Incredible Finish To RSA At Cheltenham
By PJ Browne Updated

Champ won the RSA Chase after a remarkable finish to the second race at Cheltenham on Tuesday.

Going over the final hurdle of the three mile race, it looked as though it was between the two Irish runners, Henry De Bromhead's Minella Indo and Willie Mullins's Allaho, for the victory

However, the Nicky Henderson-trained Champ came from way back in third with Barry Geraghty aboard.

The jockey said after the race that JP McManus, who owns the horse, rang him earlier on Tuesday to say that the ground might be better out wide. And so it proved as Champ closed in for the win.

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"He was on the backfoot all the way," said Geraghty.

"The ground is very tacky, it's hard work. JP rang me this morning and 9 o'clock and said, 'You know, it might be a little bit better out wide'. I went that way and he was right."

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