Kim Bailey reveals how some eventing input pays dividends on his yard
The evergreen (or white) Bristol De Mai won the Betfair Chase for the third time on Saturday. This exuberant jumper seems to save his best for Haydock and this well-known chase. I know his trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies will probably not agree with me, but with a record of five wins from six starts around Haydock, it rather stacks up as his racecourse to savour. It was, as ever, an excellent training performance to bring this nine-year-old back to his very best first time out.
Ground conditions at Haydock were pretty testing to say the least and the card was full of good performances, and although none better than Bristol De Mai, one has to say that Main Fact winning the Betfair Exchange Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle was another masterful piece of training; it was Main Fact’s ninth win on the trot.
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