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David Pipe on the gallops (2011)

David Pipe: sends exciting Gevrey Chambertin to Wincanton

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Gevrey Chambertin well supported at Wincanton

GEVREY CHAMBERTIN, unbeaten over hurdles in two starts for David Pipe, has been well backed to maintain his record at Wincanton this afternoon.

The five-year-old is running in a handicap for the first time (2.05) but Pipe, writing in his exclusive Racing Post column, is confident of a good display and thinks that an opening mark of 130 "could have been a lot worse."

A general 6-4 shot this morning, the grey - a full brother to Grands Crus - is now odds-on with 10-11 the best price available.

William Hill's 5-1 about Teaforthree did not last long, with the Coral Welsh National favourite proving solid in the market. Hills are back to 3-1, along with the majority of firms with Michel Le Bon next best at 8-1.

In the 32Red Hurdle at Sandown, registered as the Tolworth, Royal Boy holds sway at the head of the market at 11-4, while Swnymor is proving popular for the Grade 1 Finale Hurdle at Chepstow, now 11-4 (from 3) behind favourite Caid Du Berlais.

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