Sire de Grugy wins feature race at Cheltenham

Updated: March 12, 2014, 11:46 AM ET
Associated Press

CHELTENHAM, England -- Sire de Grugy won the Queen Mother Champion Chase by powering to a six-length victory Wednesday in the feature race on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival.

Jockey Ryan Moore rode a patient race on the horse trained by his father, Gary. The 11-4 shot only went into contention after jumping the second-to-last fence and then running clear of second-place Somersby (14-1).

Sire de Grugy now has won Britain's three biggest two-mile races this season, following up impressive victories in the Tingle Creek at Sandown and the Clarence House at Ascot.

Sprinter Sacre, arguably Britain's leading jump horse, wasn't able to defend his title because of a heart problem.


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