By Marcus Townend for MailOnline
Published: 01:14 GMT, 2 March 2019 | Updated: 01:14 GMT, 2 March 2019
Trainer Warren Greatrex hailed Emitom as 'being right up there with the best I have trained' after the gelding extended his unbeaten sequence and earned a trip to the Grand National meeting at Aintree next month with victory at Newbury on Friday.
The five-year-old made it five wins from five runs with a three-quarter length win from Interconnected in the RR Elite National Hunt Novices' Hurdle.
The 6-4 favourite had to concede 10lb to the runner-up and