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Tent triumphs at Newbury

My Tent Or Yours landed a monster gamble in the Grade 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury.

Tony McCoy had to abandon plans of getting a helicopter from Warwick to Newbury but his journey proved to be more than worthwhile as his mount made light work of the opposition.

Always handy off a strong early gallop, he merely had to push out the Desert Prince gelding to record a convincing victory.

Cotton Mill travelled every bit as well as the winner though could not muster the finishing speed in the closing stages.

Swing Bowler was far from disgraced in third having chased the early gallop as Dark Lover and Petit Robin filled the fourth and fifth places respectively.

The bookmakers were quick to revise their quotes ahead of the Cheltenham Festival and the JP McManus owned six-year-old has been made 9/4 favourite for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle by Sky Bet having been available at 8/1 prior to the contest.