Ardmayle has been a tremendous performer for us over the past couple of seasons and the seven year old registered a career-best effort when scoring over fences at Sandown Park under Andrew Tinkler.
Successful on his first two attempts over fences in 2017, we sent him back over hurdles last term and he won twice, but the plan had always been to return to the larger obstacles and, following a good third at Sandown Park in February, he went two better in fine style yesterday. Taking up the running approaching the second-last, he scooted clear and was already clear when producing another great leap at the last, eventually winning by 16 lengths.
The handicapper will now have his say, but Ardmayle is still improving and I am very hopeful that there is a good deal more to come from him. Congratulations to his owners The Wishful Thinkers!