Melrose wins at Fontwell
Melrose Boy doubled his score for the season with a facile success against three opponents in a novice hurdle over two miles, five and a half furlongs at Fontwell on Sunday.
Starting at long odds on, he breezed clear to win by fifty lengths from the runner up Now Listen Here who was virtually walking at the finish.
Melrose Boy had a simple task at the weights as he was unpenalised for his victory in a conditional jockeys’ race at Cheltenham in November.
He appeared to have no problems with ground conditions at Fontwell which were close to unraceable after incessant rain all day.
It was good to see Melrose Boy get his head in front again and we will raise our sights with him now. Possible targets are a valuable long distance handicap at Sandown on Feb 3 or a Pertemps qualifier at Exeter the following weekend.
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