Philip Hobbs enjoyed a one-two in the Grade Two Persian War Novices’ Hurdle at Chepstow’s Jump Season Opener, as Camprond beat Luttrell Lad.
Camprond, a former flat recruit and second season novice, made the most of his experience on his 18th career start, staying on well to win by five lengths under jockey Aidan Coleman.
Luttrell Lad, the ride of Tom O’Brien, had been sent off a well-backed 3/1 favourite after winning on hurdles debut at Worcester last month, but was unable to go with his stablemate in the final strides.
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Jamie Snowden’s Up For Parol made the running under Gavin Sheehan but could only finish third, with Paul Nicholls’ well-fancied Paso Doble back in sixth.
Hobbs is now a six-time winner of the Persian War having first trained Bonanza Boy to victory in 1987.
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Jockey Aidan Coleman praised the performance of Camprond after he powered clear to win the Persian War
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