Geraghty recalls Constitution Hill’s start in hoofprints of legendary Arkle

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The first time Barry Geraghty rode Constitution Hill in a fast piece of work, he was following in some very famous hoofprints. “It was actually on Jim Dreaper’s grass gallop,” he says, “where Arkle and Flyingbolt and all those horses would have galloped for years. There’s been one or two aeroplanes landing in that field.”

Constitution Hill was another. “I worked him over about a mile and six on the grass,” Geraghty recalls, “so you’re going at a nice even pace and then you quicken in the last half-mile.

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Written by Greg Wood
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