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RACING: Longsdon celebrates a double at Plumpton
Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon landed a 9-1 double at Plumpton on Monday with Pete The Feat and Hannibal The Great.
Pete The Feat, the 10-11 favourite, followed up his recent Uttoxeter success by running out an easy 12-lengths winner of the handicap chase over three miles and two furlongs under Noel Fehily.
And Irish import Hannibal The Great made a winning debut in this country when skipping clear in the hands of Kielan Woods to beat Mixologist by four lengths in the National Hunt Flat Race at 7-2.
It was new stable jockey Fehily’s second winner for Longsdon since making his comeback after breaking his right leg in three places in a fall from State Of Play in the John Smith’s Grand National in April.
The pair had combined to open their account together when 6-1 shot Hildisvini made a winning debut over fences at Huntingdon.
The six-year-old put in a fine round of jumping to beat Well Regarded by four and a half lengths in a beginners’ chase over an extended two and a half miles.
And Longsdon said: “It was great for both of them – I know Noel was desperate to get the first winner out of the way.”