Centuro hands Jonjo O’Neill 2,000th British win
Jonjo O'Neill claimed his 2,000th British jumps winner as Centuro secured a dramatic victory in the Shottle Hall Juvenile Maiden Hurdle
Winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup as a trainer and jockey, O'Neill sent just one horse to the Staffordshire circuit, with Centuro a 7-2 chance after finishing well-beaten on his hurdling debut at Ludlow just eight days ago.
The three-year-old improved on that effort in the hands of Aidan Coleman and sat second in the straight behind the pacesetting Red Hot Chilly.
The latter refused to bend under Robbie Dunne and looked likely to hold on after jumping the final flight with a small advantage.
However, as the line approached, Red Hot Chilly began to wander pressure and Dunne became unbalanced and fell to the ground just a few strides before the line.
His misfortune allowed Centruo to come home two and a half lengths in front of 4-6 favourite Hollywood Road.
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