Screaming Brave wins at Warwick

A last flight blunder by odds-on favourite Screaming Brave allowed Corredor Sun to pounce in the Bet On toteplacepot At Juvenile Hurdle at Warwick today.

It looked as though Sheena West's Screaming Brave had the race in safe keeping when Nigel Twiston-Davies' youngster was first under pressure turning for home.

But Screaming Brave hit the last flight and that gave Corredor Sun (13-2) a second chance and he went on to win by two-and-three-quarter lengths.

The pair had shared the lead from the start and they had pulled 11 lengths clear of the field with Richard Lee's Highway Code running on for third place.

Twiston-Davies said: "The favourite's mistake at the last clearly helped us but he is a horse that if you keep driving with him, then he will respond."

My Moment put in a brilliant spell of jumping to floor odds-on favourite Copper Bleu in the Bet totepool On Today's Irish Racing Beginners' Chase - and ease trainer Henry Daly's fears about the ground.

The going was a concern for the Shropshire handler but sent to the head of affairs by Andrew Tinkler, My Moment was taking a length out of his field at every fence in the back straight and soon had Copper Bleu in trouble.

The 6-1 chance benefited from a blunder by the favourite at the final obstacle and won by two-and-three-quarter lengths:

"He would prefer better ground but although it is wet, it is not holding," said Daly

"He is a typical Trevor Hemmings (owner). He has the classic look of a chaser and we always knew he would improve with a fence in front of him."

JP McManus was at the course to see his three horses in the race, Gibbonsgrove and Signatory from the Jonjo O'Neill stable and Aigle D'Or from Nicky Henderson's yard - but they all failed to reach the frame.

Daly also revealed that his star hurdler Mighty Man could well make his debut over fences at Hereford next Sunday.

O'Neill was on target with Victory Surge in the Bet totepool At Handicap Hurdle in the hands of champion jockey Tony McCoy.

It looked tough going for the runners as they turned for home with outsider Midnight Spirit leading a quartet that had broken clear.

But the 22-1 chance was soon treading water as Victory Surge (9-1) lived up to his name to win by four lengths over Anay Turge with Midnight Spirit back in third.

Victory Surge was pulled up last time at Worcester and O'Neill admitted: "You are always worried whether they will go through the ground but his run at Worcester was too bad to be true."

Victory Surge is entered again at Doncaster on Friday but O'Neill said: "That was just a precaution if case this meeting was called off."

Our Vic rolled back the years for a first success in 18 months to win the £40,000 Chase.

The winner of seven Graded races in his jumping career, Our Vic beat the gallant mare Miss Mitch by two and a half lengths, with 13-8 favourite Don't Push It a further six lengths back in third place.

At the final fence the three were in the air together, with Don't Push It the first to crack after landing awkwardly while on the run to the line Our Vic powered away from Miss Mitch.

The 3-1 winner is entered in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham next Saturday, for which he is now a 16-1 chance from 20-1 with Paddy Power.

Gerry Supple, representing the David Pipe stable, said: "We will talk over that race with David Johnson (owner) before we make any firm decision.

"But today was the plan and I think it is a great initiative from the racecourse and the race planners to put on a race like this.

"Timmy Murphy was happy to take a lead early on and then quickened up. Three miles on a flat track really suits Our Vic."

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