Bags delivers in style
Bags Groove delivered a brilliant performance in winning the Highflyer Novices Chase despite carrying a double penalty at Huntingdon on Sunday.
It was a joy to watch him make all the running, jumping boldly and accurately on his way to a decisive success by nine lengths from Thomas Campbell at his first try at three miles
Once again Noel Fehily shone with an aggressive, positive ride on Bags Groove, setting the fractions and controlling the tempo from the front. Horse and rider were poetry in motion the whole way round.
By sending Bags Groove to Huntingdon we felt we were putting him on trial for the Kauto Star Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day and his stylish, emphatic victory was just the answer we were looking for from this very exciting novice.
We were confident he would get the trip and while he will meet stronger opposition there we now have cause for optimism heading to a track that should play to his strengths provided the ground doesn’t get too soft.
Bags Groove has always shaped like a high class horse at home and it is lovely to see him confirming our high opinion of him.
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