27 December 2017
It kicked off our Boxing Day with a win, we when out with a plan to front run him and keep the pace up to place everyone elses' jumping under pressure and Paul followed this to the 'T'. Bestwork took 11 runs before he finally won at Towcester in May before completing a double within a week in July and yesterday's win brought him up to 4 wins in chases this season, making him the joint winning most horse of the season so far with Midnight Shot.
The Charlie Longsdon-trained Bestwork makes all to win the Racing UK Novices' Handicap Chase under Paul O'Brien. pic.twitter.com/6tdMEvqAnA
— HuntingdonRacecourse (@Huntingdon_Race) December 26, 2017
Highway Girl finished a brilliant 3rd on her first start in a Bumper at Huntingdon, she is a half sister to Nightfly and Nightline and she is an exciting prospect for the future. Vivas also finished third as he got caught in traffic going down the brave mans route on the inside and couldn't get a break.
Lisdoonvarna Lad looks an exciting horse for the future after winning well at Wetherby. He has always had a good reputation from Ireland and it is great that he is now living up to it. He was way too keen in the Listed Bumper at Cheltenham which through away his chance that day but he was much more settled today under Brian Hughes and he won well.
Lisdoonvarna Lad wins the first impressively on his hurdling debut for Charlie Longsdon. It's freezing out but the streak of fire he left behind him up the home straight warmed us up a little bit?? Congratulations to connections.— Wetherby Racecourse (@WetherbyRaces) December 27, 2017