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Le Beau Bai battles to Welsh National victory

27/12/2011

Le Beau Bai got the better of fellow front-runner Giles Cross in a stirring battle that lasted throughout the marathon race distance of the Grade 3 Coral Welsh National when winning for jockey Charlie Poste and trainer Richard Lee.

The eight year old son of Cadoudal was third in the race in 2009 and won at the track earlier in the month before landing the biggest success for his trainer and jockey.

Winning jockey Poste said: ‘He was absolutely brilliant. He's been a fantastic servant to me and the yard. He was so brave today, brilliant. Before the race I spoke to the owners and picked out Giles Cross as the one to beat. I rode him second or third last month and I never thought it was a foregone conclusion [when Giles Cross led]. This is a big high point for me and hopefully it'll make a difference to my career.’

Lee, who trains on the Welsh borders added: ‘It's a race we've always wanted to win and it's all gone according to plan. I was just worried the ground wouldn't be soft enough for him. I was at Ffos Las yesterday and it rained all day, but it didn't here. It was soft enough and wasn't he brave. Charlie got some great leaps out of him and for it all to come true is a fairytale. ‘

Le Beau Bai was sold by Pond House Stables to Richard Lee for £6,500 at the DBS Spring HIT Sales 2008.

 

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