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Micheal Flips

Micheal Flips was really impressive in landing the novices’ hurdle at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day. A £200,000 purchase by Andy Turnell after he won a point-to-point at Lismore just last March, he showed remarkable pace here to go clear readily, clocking a time that was 3.3secs faster than standard and 1.6secs than Harchibald’s time in the Christmas Hurdle later. He could be among the top two-mile novice hurdlers in the UK at present, and odds of 25/1 about him for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle look big.

26th December, 2008