Two runs and two falls weren’t in the brochure for At Fishers Cross but he bounced back to something like his old form in the Cleeve Hurdle.
While Big Buck’s defeat made most of the headlines and Knockara Beau’s 66/1 win coming to a pub quiz near you, Rebecca Curtis’s stable star can only improve ahead of a crack at the World Hurdle.
Wales’s best export since Imogen Thomas can – like David Moyes – still salvage something from a disappointing season. Extensive work on a back problem paid dividends as AP McCoy’s mount snuck into the race and galloped all the way to the line.
The World Hurdle remains the target and his name is being whispered again as a likely contender – if getting there in one piece.
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