A First at Chepstow
Misterton took another step forward with an impressive success at Chepstow on Sunday on his return from a summer break.
In winning a competitive £20,000 handicap hurdle by one and a half lengths he was giving us an overdue first victory at the course at the seventeenth attempt.
I don't know why I've never had any luck before at Chepstow.
Things had reached the point where I had begun to jokily hint that I might have take my business elsewhere if Misterton did not prevail!
Now that he has finally ended the drought hopefully the flood gates will open.
Slick, efficient jumping was again the hallmark of Misterton's latest success.
He was always in the first three, led into the straight and found more when pressed by three rivals going to the final flight to repel all challengers with his ears pricked.
It was yet another assured ride by Noel Fehily who is such vital player in our team.
Once the handicapper has had his say I imagine we will have to raise our sights with Misterton. One option might be a handicap at Ascot in three weeks and we could also consider the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.
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