Scudamore Enjoys Emotional Newbury Win

Scudamore Enjoys Emotional Newbury Win

Tom Scudamore enjoyed an emotional win at Newbury on Saturday as he guided Sizing Tennessee to victory in the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase.

The 36-year-old son of eight-time champion jockey Peter Scudamore revealed that he missed his grandfather’s funeral in order to feature on board the Colin Tizzard-trained 10-year-old.

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And he was delighted as Sizing Tennessee built on his 11-length win at Fontwell last time out to defy the odds with a 10-length success ahead of stablemate Elegant Escape.

Alan King’s six-year-old Dingo Dollar was in the mix at one point, but dropped back to settle for third place another seven lengths behind.

Afterwards, Scudamore said: “I lost my grandfather two weeks ago, it was his funeral yesterday and I wasn’t able to go – those are the sacrifices you make. I was so sorry not to be there, but he was with us today.”

He added of Sizing Tennessee: “I was always confident in him, his novice chase form last season was very good and his Fontwell run has turned out well. “I thought he was under the radar – I didn’t expect to win like that, but a win is a win. “I was always very happy and it was a great thrill.”

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