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Uknowwhatimeanharry gets festival revenge on Cheltenahm hero Nichols Canyon at Punchestown

Horse Racing at Punchestown. File Photo.
Horse Racing at Punchestown. File Photo.

A day on from the spectacular finish to the Punchestown Gold Cup, the festival served up another thriller as Unowhatimeanharry gained revenge on Cheltenham hero Nichols Canyon following a memorable duel in the Grade 1 Ladbrokes Stayers’ Hurdle.

The Harry Fry-trained Unowhatimeanharry was beaten by Nichols Canyon at Cheltenham by over four lengths but turned the tables in dramatic fashion today under Noel Fehily, winning by just a head.

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