Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle
|Grade 2, Haydock Park 14:05
4yo plus, 1m 7f 144y, Class 1
|Saturday 18th January 2020|
1 Stolen Silver 9/2
2 Edwardstone 13/8
3 Thebannerkingrebel EvsF
4 ran Distances: nk, 1¾l, 12l
Time: 3m 55.00s (slow by 15.00s)
Tremendous finish! Stolen Silver powers down the near side to land the Grade 2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle for Sam and Nigel Twiston Davies 👏 pic.twitter.com/bNQROGIrED— Haydock Park Races (@haydockraces) January 18, 2020
Alan King’s Edwardstone and Jamie Snowden’s Thebannerkingrebel were hoping to book their ticket to Cheltenham with a victory in the Grade Two – but they had no answer to the powerful finish of Stolen Silver.
Nigel Twiston-Davies’ winner was the first of the four runners off the bridle and looked booked for third over the last, as Edwardstone saw off the brave challenge of Thebannerkingrebel.
But the testing ground began to take its toll on Edwardstone, and Stolen Silver flew home to win at 9-2 in the hands of Sam Twiston-Davies.
The winner could now be out again quickly in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury.
“That was smashing, obviously he stays and he’s a nice horse,” said the winning trainer.
“I’d forgotten he was in the Betfair, we’ll have to have a look at that with it being worth so much. We’ve got a good record in that.
“They didn’t go much of a gallop today. I think he’ll be better in a big field with a strong pace, that would suit.”
Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle
(Registered As The Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2)
£30,000 added, 4yo plus, 1m 7f 144y, Class 1
1 Stolen Silver 5 11-4 Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 5/2
2 nk Edwardstone 6 11-4 Alan King Tom Cannon 13/8
3 1¾ Thebannerkingrebel 7 11-9 Jamie Snowden Gavin Sheehan EvsF
4 12 Snookered 6 11-4 Brian Ellison Henry Brooke 22/1