, formerly a useful performer on the Flat, has yet to score over jumps but he has sound claims in the Enter The pounds 1 Million totetentofollow Handicap Chase at Plumpton.
in southern Namibia might be one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but it is also among the least hospitable.
Don Fernando took the five-runner Fosters Novices' Chase by five lengths from Sossus Vlei
Formerly smart over timber, Non So won as he liked on his chasing debut, hammering Sossus Vlei
-who reopposes here -by seven lengths.
And then suddenly: "Down there," he pointed down the vlei
, "it is all katondo; deep, heavy, red soils that can grow any crop.
The five-year-old, fit from but unsuccessful on the all-weather, edged out Sossus Vlei
by a neck with Martin Pipe's long odds-on Iberus - who had finished third in the Derby Italiano two years ago - a length-and- a-half back in third after finding nothing on the run-in.
The five-year-old edged out Sossus Vlei
by a neck with Martin Pipe's long odds-on Iberus was a length-and-a-half back in third.
, a useful performer on the Flat for Geoff Wragg, has taken his time to find his feet over timber but judged on his six-length second to the smart Dancing Bay at Plumpton last time he has a great chance to open his jumping account in the sportingoptions.
I know Eternal Spring went on to win at Newbury, but that form has been let down by Sossus Vlei
, so I have to say I think he's been raised far too much.
Had Sossus Vlei
not erred at the final flight of his Newbury debut earlier this month then he may have caused problems for eventual winner Eternal Spring.
23 Images such as this dead tree in Hidden Vlei
in the Namib National Park (Namibia) will be increasingly common if desertification is not prevented.
The nature reserve is part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, which comprises the entire coastal area from Gordons Bay to the Bot River vlei
and inland to Grabouw and the Groenland Mountain approximately 92 000 ha.