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“It’s a dream come true” – Faivoir defies the odds to win McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle

Faivoir defies the odds to win the County Handicap hurdle by a neck.

Trained by Dan Skelton, Faivoir went head-to-head with Pied Piper down the home straight, eventually edging the race on the line.

Speaking to ITV, jockey Bridget Andrews was overjoyed with the result:

“I just cannot believe it. Coming here just for a ride is a dream come true.”

“When I started out, I never thought I’d be in this position and I just, I always count myself so lucky that I’d have one festival winner.There is many jockeys that are far superior than I am and have had none. So, to get a second is a dream come true for the best team I could ever work for.”

“As a number two jockey there isn’t many big days. Look, I’m married to Harry. I’m in the family, I don’t care who wins, but sometimes it is just nice to do it for yourself.”

Next up is the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race at 14:50. Follow ParkLife Sport for all the latest Gold Cup day action.

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