• Harry Fry-trained horse wins by 12 lengths
  • Shakeem Up’Arry holds on for second

Metier powered clear of his rivals to become a Grade One winner in Sandown’s Tolworth Hurdle and looks an exciting prospect for his connections. Settling well in mid-pack, a change of tactics from his previous success at Ascot, Metier eased passed the pacesetting Shakeem Up’Arry in the straight to win by 12 lengths at odds of 7-4.

The Cheltenham Festival is bound to be on the wishlist for Metier’s trainer, Harry Fry, achieving a double on the card. Metier was immediately slashed to 10-1 from 25s by one firm for the Festival’s opening race, the Supreme Novice Hurdle.

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