SIR ALEX FERGUSON was celebrating a £12,500 winner after his horse Protektorat stormed to victory at Cheltenham.
The 6-5 favourite was no match for the others as he made all to land the SSS Super Alloys Supports Racing Welfare Novices’ Chase.
Fergie would have been smiling after his horse Protektorat won at CheltenhamCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun
Protektorat, who is trained by Dan Skelton, was asked for more three jumps from home and left the others in his wake with a brilliant 17-length win.
OFFER OF THE DAY
Bet £10 Get £50 in Free Bets for Cheltenham with Paddy Power
18+ T&Cs apply Begambleaware.org
T&Cs: New customers only, place a £10 bet on any Sportsbook market – min stake £10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you £50 in free bets. Free bets will be awarded after your qualifying bet has settled & must be used on Cheltenham markets taking place between November 13-15. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay are eligible. T&Cs apply. 18+ Begambleaware.org
The side he led to 13 Premier League titles currently sit 14th in the table under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
And it looks like if the iconic Scottish manager, 78, wants something to celebrate some time soon he should stick with his horses.
Protektorat, who was ridden by Harry Skelton, was well-backed before the off and proved an easy winner in the big November meet.
The Paul Nicholls-trained Southfield Stone finished second at 11-4, winning just over £3,500.
And Paint The Dream, a 12-1 chance trained by Fergal O’Brien and ridden by Connor Brace, came third.
Fergie has long had a love of horses, his most famous being Rock of Gibraltar, the 2002 European horse of the year.
Protektorat stormed clear to win at CheltenhamCredit: PA:Press Association
It ran in United’s colours, and earned over £1.1million for the football hero.
King George VI Chase back-to-back winner Clan Des Obeaux is another of Fergie’s successful recent horses.
While Give Me A Copper was his hope for the Grand National until the race was cancelled this year due to coronavirus.
Protektorat could go onto be another big winner for Fergie.
The five-year-old has won both races entered this new jumps season, netting his owner just short of £20,000 so far.
In total, Protektorat has collected earnings of £65,414 for Fergie and his three fellow owners.
FREE BETS GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE
Commercial content notice: Taking one of the bookmaker offers featured in this article may result in a payment to The Sun. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org
Remember to gamble responsibly
A responsible gambler is someone who:
- Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
- Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
- Never chase their losses
- Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
- Gamcare – www.gamcare.org.uk
- Gamble Aware – www.begambleaware.org
The Insidexpress is now on Telegram and Google News. Join us on Telegram and Google News, and stay updated.