It was a nice performance from Forest Des Aigles when winning at Hexham this afternoon. In a true run race he stayed the trip and although a little keen to get on with things to start he was professional in the final half mile and gave his owners Ray and Anita Anderson Green a promising win. He is pictured being led in by Mark.
Rivabodiva ran well to be third over an inadequate trip. She will come on for the run and it was good to see her staying on at the end of the race, a trait that she sometimes struggled with last season.
Bescot Springs was a disappointment. Having been in great form at home he looked behind the bridle throughout and while he can be cunning, we will have him checked over before deciding the next step with him.