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vvMillicent Silver kept on dourly to wear down Sun Wild Life (1.
Mattmu (12-1) plugged on dourly close home for third while Sole Power (8-1) ran another creditable race in the Nunthorpe to claim fourth.
Bensalem looked set for victory when he cruised into the lead at the third last, but the ground found him out and Cross Kennon stayed on dourly to win by six lengths.
Bensalem looked set for victory when he cruised into the lead at the third last but the ground found him out and Cross Kennon stayed on dourly to win by six lengths.
Patterson continued to defend dourly and with skipper Andrew Gale also making slow progress it was 95 minutes from start of play before Patterson squeezed the first boundary of the day to third man.
Meanwhile Bablake Old Boys lost top spot to North Warwickshire, eight-wicket winners over Fillongley, despite getting far better of the draw at King's Heath, who batted dourly to 172-5 after the Coventry side had earlier plundered a formidable 301-8, Bush top scoring on 67.
1927 FORthe first time the BBC broadcast a complete radio commentary on the great event and most appropriately were rewarded witha thrilling contest in which8/1 favourite Sprig held on dourly tow in from the 100/1 outsider Bovril III.
He was on board Bright Sparky (4-1) for his boss Mick Easterby and his mount stayed on dourly to land the Rennisons Handicap Hurdle.
The five-year-old was running on dourly in a well contested novices' hurdle at Newbury on his final start in 2005 and held every chance when hitting the deck two from home.
Pinpoint, 10-1, and the unfancied Take A Bow, 40-1, stayed on dourly under pressure to be third and fourth, a length and short-head away respectively, while Smart Enough faded into fifth late on as his pacesetting took its toll.
But the six-year-old mare changed that when she stayed on dourly to land the Cambridge Online Handicap Hurdle, completing a 25-1 double for jockey Tom Doyle in the process.
He stayed on dourly when narrowly beaten on his seasonal debut in the Classic Trial at Sandown and his half-brother St Expedit, beaten a whisker in last year's Predominate, won a decent long-distance event at Chester recently.