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RACING: Longsdon delighted with Pete The Feat
Charlie Longsdon was full of praise for Pete The Feat as the 15-8 favourite rattled off a fantastic five-timer in the Betfred Mandarin Handicap Chase at Newbury on Saturday, writes Russell Smith.
The Chipping Norton trainer saddled two runners in the long-established race, with last year's winner, Rey Nacarado, snatching third.
But it was Pete The Feat, running off a handicap mark 31lbs higher than his first success this season, who made all the running under Noel Fehily to finish five lengths clear of Relax.
“He has been a revelation,” said Longsdon. “He has been an absolute star. I have never had a horse that has won five in a row.
“He just gallops and gallops them into the ground. I never thought he would get this far.
“This was a bonus. He has won five and now we will have to look for another bonus.”