Ile De Re
, who has won a Chester Cup and a Northumberland Plate, finished in a distressed state and Mead admitted: "It was the scariest moment I have ever had.
A rule-of-thumb converter for handicap marks between the two disciplines suggests that a horse might be capable of running to a mark 35-40lb higher over hurdles than on the Flat, in which case Ile De Re
could have as much as 20lb in hand.
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The Cholmondeley handler struck with magnificent dual-purpose performer Overturn in the 2010 Plate and the 2011 Chester Cup, but Ile De Re
went one better by becoming the first horse since Attivo in 1974 to land the two attritional contests in the same season.
Winner of the Chester Cup in a bog, Ile De Re
headed north for the Northumberland Plate on a track that was barely raceable.
A host of challengers appeared inside the final furlong but Ile De Re
stayed on gamely on the bottomless ground to hold off the sustained challenge of Crackentorp (16-1) and David Allen by half a length.
ILE DE RE
is one happy camper in a dismal summer and sent Newcastle punters home full of cheer yesterday.