By Tom Kerr 3:01PM 26 NOV 2016
Report: Newcastle, Saturday
Stanjames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m½f, 4yo+
IRVING won the Fighting Fifth for the second time in three years to give rider Harry Cobden the first Grade 1 win of his burgeoning career.
It was an impressive feat to get Irving up, as he looked arguably the least likely of the five runners to prevail turning for home and had to see off a thrusting late charge by Apple’s Jade on the run-in.
More to follow . . .