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Puzzle lands her biggest Success

17-January-2015 0:00
in General
by Admin

Bitofapuzzle gained the finest victory of her short career with a spirited success in the Grade 2 Mares Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday.

On only her third start over hurdles she just came out on top in a prolonged duel with last year's runner-up Carole's Spirit in a race run at a searching gallop.

It was close at the end but they don't come much tougher and more genuine than Bitofapuzzle who held on by half a length.

She is an out and out stayer who will make a chaser and is unlikely to be going to the Cheltenham Festival.

Ascot was the long term target, but as she had a hard race I will freshen her up and look for another opening in the spring.

Whatever happens then she will be going chasing in the autumn.

I have to admit that I was frustrated that Bitofapuzzle was just touched off in a Listed race at Haydock last time. But the silver lining was that she escaped a 5 lb penalty which could well have made the difference at Ascot.


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