HARAMBE bounced back to form with a game display to land the Grade 3 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Having disappointed on his seasonal debut five weeks ago, Alan King’s six-year-old was sent off a 16/1 chance for this valuable contest under Tom Bellamy, and those who kept the faith were rewarded.
Cracking finish to the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle, but it's a big, big success for @tommy_bells, who grabs the opportunity and takes the £100,000 contest on board Harambe.— Racing TV (@RacingTV) November 17, 2019
Second success in three years for trainer Alan King, after Elgin's win in 2017.#TheNovemberMeeting pic.twitter.com/M37ccPOWlh
Lizzie Kelly attempted to make all the running on Monsieur Lecoq and did not give up the lead without a fight.
Gumball and Quoi De Neuf joined in as four horses battled it out, but it was Harambe, who crossed the line a neck to the good.
Monsieur Lecoq was second, with Gumball a neck away in third and Quoi De Neuf a further length and a quarter back in fourth.