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KEMPTON REWIND | The Butcher Said finishes runner-up in the 2020 Paddy Power Silver Plate

Olly Murphy’s recruit gave a fine account of himself in the handicap hurdle at Kempton last year



The Butcher Said Kempton

Following the sad news of the passing of The Butcher Said, we have taken a look back at his best performance at Kempton in the Paddy Power Silver Plate in March 2020.

Trained by Olly Murphy and owned by the McNeill family, the gelding landed six career victories and earned just over £60,000 in prize money.

On his final start over hurdles, he went off as a 12/1 shot for the Class 2 handicap at Kempton.

The Butcher Said landed six wins over hurdles and fences under Olly Murphy

The then seven-year-old was held up in midfield for the majority of the contest, but he began to make his move on the approach to the second last hurdle.

watch: the butcher said runs on for second in the paddy power silver plate at Kempton [credit: racing tv]

The son of Robin Des Champs continued to make good headway and he jumped the last alongside Our Power.

The duo traded blows down the home straight, but it was Nigel Twiston-Davies’ recruit who pushed in front and went on to win by a length and three-quarters.

The Butcher Said was sent novice chasing the following season before competing in handicaps, winning two of his starts over fences with regular jockey Adrian Heskin.