She had taken root in that thick-pile Aubusson
carpet; and she was so rigidly still all over that the brilliant stones in the shaft of the arrow of gold, with the six candles at the head of the sofa blazing full on them, emitted no sparkle.
FOLLOWING a long wait, Jane Williams breathed a timely sigh of relief after Aubusson
made a winning debut over fences in the 3m novice chase with her daughter Lizzie in the saddle.
CLASSY staying hurdler Aubusson
looks as though he could take high order over fences on the evidence of his debut triumph in the Douglas Family Novices' Chase at Uttoxeter.
Always close-up in the five-strong field, Aubusson
(4-5 favourite) pulled clear over the last three obstacles to win by four and a half lengths from Dig Deeper under his regular rider, 5lb claimer Lizzie Kelly.
Location of works, place of delivery supplies or performance: towns to dig deep south 23200 Aubusson
Tea For Two for three for Nick The West Country handler has plundered this prize with Diamond Harry (2009) and Aubusson
last year and I reckon he's laid out the Kayf Tara gelding to give him the Williams brewing up Haydock treble TURN TO PAGE TWO 12 page PLUS SUTTON I fear the game is going a bit Monty Python WINNER 8 WRIGHT Life and Tynes of unsung Saints gaffer WINNER 4&5 ANDERSON Inside the mad world of darts' fright van man PAGES 56&57
Williams landed the 2m61/2f contest with Aubusson
12 months ago, having also scored with Diamond Harry in 2009.
The 17 declared runners are: Abbyssial, At Fishers Cross, Aubusson
, Blue Fashion, Cole Harden, Dedigout, Jetson, Lieutenant Colonel, Monksland, Reve De Sivola, Saphir du Rheu, Seeyouatmidnight, Tiger Roll, Un Temps Pour Tout, Whisper, Zaidpour, Zarkandar.
is undoubtedly the star turn in the line-up, but even taking Lizzie Kelly's claim into account, he faces no easy task off a mark of 153, conceding lumps of weight all round.
is undoubtedly the star A turn in the line-up, but even taking Lizzie Kelly's claim into account, he faces no easy task off a mark of 153, conceding lumps of weight all round.
(6-1), also trained by Williams, stayed on well for third with Medinas fourth.
A 7lb rise to a mark of 134 may initially seem harsh enough, but the Chepstow runner-up, Aubusson
, went on to land the fiercely competitive "Fixed Brush" Handicap Hurdle at Haydock and with a revised rating in the 150s, he tests the water at the top level in the Long Walk.