Unowhatimeanharry does it again

Connections were delighted with Unowhatimeanharry after he claimed the JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday.

The eight-year-old pulled off a four-and-a-half-length success over Lil Rockerfeller to extend his winning sequence to seven races stretching back more than a year.

Having won the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at last season’s Cheltenham Festival, the son of Sir Harry Lewis re-emerged to romp to victory in the bet365 Long Distance Hurdle last month and has now backed that up at Ascot.

With Barry Geraghty biding his time, the gelding responded when asked and the jockey was impressed with his mount.

“He did it well. He had to work harder here than he did the last day. He had to work hard, so it was a good performance,” said Geraghty. “He’s very good, but he only does as much as he has to. He probably has a little more class than he lets on.”

Trainer Harry Fry added: “We’re relying on the jockey’s report (because of the fog), but Barry said it was a proper Grade One test and he’s had to work hard.

“We’ll have a chat to Barry and the team and see where we go, but the races are sort of there – the Cleeve Hurdle (at Cheltenham) and hopefully the big day (World Hurdle) in March.”

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