Dreams battles to International glory at Cheltenham | Racing News

Guard Your Dreams scooped his biggest award to date when he took part in the Unibet International Hurdle in Cheltenham.

The five-year-old, coached by Nigel Twiston Davies, bravely fought up the hill to land in a Class Two competition at the driving end.

Hunters Call veteran Olly Murphy seemed to have the race in place as he traveled smoothly in the fray on the bridle.

He jumped in front, but Guard Your Dreams was not yet required to make a serious effort and engage in top speed on the long run.

Ignoring that risk, she ditched Guard Your Dreams (5-1) hard for Sam Twiston-Davies to keep last year’s winner Song For Someone away.

The winner was presented at 33-1 at the Unibet Champion Hurdle with Paddy Power and Betfair.

Twiston-Davies said: “We’ve won this a few times with The New One and Ballyandy has been hard hit once or twice, giving weight to the good horses. It’s a pleasure to be back here again.

“We got two seconds in the rookie chases today and were happy with second here. According to the rider, we couldn’t win, but we did.

“He’s just a cute little horse getting better. He got tough and ran to class.

“We’ll definitely look at the Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock. I think the Champion Hurdle – the Irish have a say in that, but we’ll think about it.”

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