The success of Golden Birthday at Plumpton on Monday took our score for the New Year to four in just over 24 hours following our treble at Exeter.
He has tended to be a bit too keen since joining us after finishing second on his bumper debut in Ireland but settles better now and won tidily on Monday in a race where the hurdles in the straight were omitted on both circuits.
While Golden Birthday handled the testing conditions at Plumpton I suspect he would appreciate better ground as he won his bumper at Wincanton last May on going described as good to firm.
He is progressing nicely with racing as he gains experience and was well on top at the line on Monday with the help of a classically patient ride by Noel Fehily.
We have the choice of running Golden Birthday in another novice hurdle under a penalty or pitching him into a handicap now that he is eligible for a mark.
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