After gaining a shorthead
win at Ascot from three tries over the smaller obstacles the Paul Nicholls-trained son of Flemensfirth was favourite for a beginners' chase at Newbury in November.
BIGMARTRE (Warren Greatrex) BIGMARTRE just lost his unbeaten record when going down by a shorthead
to Duke Of Navan at Doncaster last weekend.
00 Brighton SP forecast 4-5 Showed promise when fourth on her debut at Newbury in July and built on that at Newmarket last time, losing out by a shorthead
after touching a low of 1.
Umm Qarn's TM Thunder Struck (Oliver Peslier up) and Al Anga (Willam Lee astride) were engaged in a gruelling battle in the final furlong before the latter won by a shorthead
Six of these eleven species, the white sucker [Catostomus commersoni (Lacepede)], shorthead
redhorse [Moxostoma macrolepidotum (Lesueur)], golden redhorse [M.
However, it was British champion jockey Ryan Moore who conjured up a breathtaking burst from Adelaide, producing the Aidan O'Brien trained horse from the back of the 14 runner field to score by a short-neck from favourite Fawkner, while New Zealand mare Silent Achiever was a shorthead
away in third.
Karakontie, who was a shorthead
second to Bunker in the Prix Francois Boutin at Deauville last August, won the French 2000 Guineas on Sunday and looks a horse firmly in the ascendancy.
Roger Varian's charge meets his old adversary on 2lb better terms here and has every chance of avenging his shorthead
defeat at this track in early March.
Purcell turns out again quickly at Lingfield following his shorthead
defeat at the Surrey track last week.
He was sent off the 3-1 favourite in a 10-runner maiden at Lingfield in early January and although third was only beaten by a shorthead
and a head.
Favourite Las Verglas Star looked to have done everything right from the front end but just when his supporters were preparing to count their winnings, 7-1 shot Scrapper Smith nailed him right on the line for a shorthead
Last season's Champion Hurdle one-two Binocular and Khyber Kim face stiff opposition from a field that includes Alan Fleming's Starluck, who finished a shorthead
second in this race last year - ahead of Binocular - and also finished in front of the champion hurdler on his sole start this season in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle.