Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle
Grade 2, Haydock 13:30
£27,500 added,
4yo plus, 2m, Class 1  
Saturday 17th January 2015

1 Aso 6/4F
2 Kiama Bay 3/1
3 Qewy 100/30
NR: Kingfisher Creek
6 ran Distances: 4½l, 2¼l, 2¾l
TIME 4m 3.30s (slow by 18.30s)

Aso wins the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle at Haydock under jockey Liam Treadwell for trainer Venetia Williams

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Grand National-winning jockey Liam Treadwell believes Aso could go a long way after the five-year-old took the win in convincing fashion.

Aso (6-4 favourite) and Kiama Bay were at the head of affairs throughout in this Grade Two heat, registered as the Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle, and none of their four rivals could get in a blow.

The Venetia Williams-trained Aso stamped his authority on proceedings approaching the final flight and kept on strongly to beat Kiama Bay by four and a half lengths.

Treadwell said: "He jumped smashing for me. We quickened turning in on that ground and he galloped powerfully to the line.

"The stronger the company, the better this horse will be. If they go a good gallop he'd drop his head sooner. He's got a lot of attributes. He can travel strongly, regardless of the gallop, and he's very neat at his obstacles."

Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle
(Registered As The Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2)
£27,500 added, 4yo plus, 2m, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Heavy, Soft in places

  Dist Horse Jockey /Weight Trainer Age
1st Aso (FR) 6/4f L Treadwell
Miss V Williams 5
2nd Kiama Bay (IRE) 3/1 J M Maguire
Jim Best 9
3rd Qewy (IRE) 10/3 S Twiston-Davies
J P Ferguson 5
4th Thorpe (IRE) 15/2 P Buchanan
Miss Lucinda V Russell 5
5th 16 Rock Of Leon 16/1 Harry Skelton
D Skelton 4
6th 50 Georgieshore (IRE) 50/1 Gemma Gracey-Davison
Miss Z C Davison 7
NR Kingfisher Creek Brendan Powell
C L Tizzard 5

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