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Pressgang set a poser for the handicapper, and even more so for his trainer and jockey, when winning the novice handicap chase, a win gained despite making an extremely bold bid to run off the track by jumping so badly and frequently to his left.
The poem was also published in Pressgang, the official magazine of the LEA's excellence in Liverpool project.
You will not need to pressgang these people; all they need is a chance and you can provide it for them.
The handicap chase produced a considerably more predictable winner in the well-backed Pressgang, who justified 2-1 favouritism under Timmy Murphy.
A team of 28 from schools across Liverpool have written a special edition of Pressgang - the official magazine of the Excellence in Liverpool team - EiL.
Given patient rides at Newbury and Taunton, Pressgang has raised his game once more and in the latter race he gave a big fright to the Paul Nicholls-trained even-money favourite Herecomesthetruth.
THE same evening sees a powerful display of folk-rock at the Rose and Crown in Warwick, courtesy of Pressgang who are guests of the Low Key Club.
Following Herecomesthetruth's success over Pressgang in the 2m3f novice chase, Nicholls said: "That was probably on the sharp side for him, but we have got away with it and that makes up for him running out.
Pressgang was a high-class bumper horse, finishing runner-up behind Hairy Molly in the 2006 Champion Bumper, but he seems to be struggling to find top form, and though he traded at an in-running low of 2, he couldn't trouble the newcomer, who still looks green and will improve on a more galloping track.