Barry Geraghty hails Sprinter Sacre

Barry Geraghty hails Sprinter Sacre
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Barry Geraghty is full of praise for Sprinter Sacre after the pair combine to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.

Jockey Barry Geraghty has described Sprinter Sacre as an "unbelievable horse" following his victory on the seven-year-old at the Cheltenham Festival earlier today.

For a while the Nicky Henderson-trained gelding was pushed hard by Sizing Europe, but eventually went on to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase by 19 lengths.

"He is an unbelievable horse. To beat Sizing Europe the way he did was a remarkable performance. He was keen early on but settled down. He's a class act. I think the 'Frankel of jump racing' is a fair way to describe him," Geraghty told BBC Sport.

The victory means that Sprinter Sacre has still not been defeated over fences.

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