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Scudamore enjoys emotional Newbury win

2nd December 2018, 12:04 by Craig Smithson

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.

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."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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