Batsman on form
It has been a roller coaster season for Opening Batsman but he is finishing it in style after his second consecutive success at Fontwell on Friday.
There have been times through the winter when I wondered if he would ever bounce back from some disappointing runs. But he won well at Wincanton in February and scored again on Friday despite the handicapper raising him by 11 lbs to a mark of 140.
I was delighted to see him dig deep at Fontwell by seeing off two serious challengers at the last fence.
He certainly toughed it out up the final hill as he held off Valco De Touzaine by half a length.
Opening Batsman was our 36th winner of the campaign and I am hopeful we could have one or two more over the next eight days.
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