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Nick Williams' Reve De Sivola ran his rivals ragged in the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot

Updated: Saturday, 22 Dec 2012 15:26 | Comments

Former Grade 1 Hurdle novice winner Reve De Sivola showed plenty of zest in his Long Walk Hurdle victory
Former Grade 1 Hurdle novice winner Reve De Sivola showed plenty of zest in his Long Walk Hurdle victory

Reve De Sivola made full use of the enforced absence of Big Buck's to claim Grade One glory in the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot.

Soon tracking Kayf Aramis, who opened up an early lead, Richard Johnson bided his time on the Nick Williams-trained seven-year-old before just taking off in front some way out.

He steadily stamped his authority from there and jumped particularly well barring one slight error.

Trustan Times tried to make ground under a hard drive going to the second-last but Reve De Sivola was again good and really opened up going to the final flight.

The 9-2 chance safely negotiated that and streaked clear for a 14-length success over 15-8 favourite Smad Place.

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