Veteran success for Shuil
Life can be tough for consistent handicappers at his stage of life. But he remains so enthusiastic about his racing and was winning for the tenth time on a career high mark at the age of eleven.
Perhaps the sight of a pack of hounds parading at the racecourse perked up Shuil Royale just as he was being led across to the paddock.
He travelled well throughout, led three fences out and looked set for a clear-cut success until idling briefly approaching the last.
It was a stirring triumph by the oldest horse in our team. Ground conditions are in his favour at the moment so he could well tackle another veterans chase at Sandown in a fortnight if the dry spell continues.
View more news in our archive
The unique companion for anyone who aspires to beat the bookies. Follow for the best tips, promotions, features, competitions and quizzes.