AdherenceA dual winner on the flat, we had purchased Adherence for just £2,000 at the Doncaster August sale and he made his first start for the yard a winning one when successful at Taunton yesterday.

Held up in the early stages, he travelled very well through the race, but still looked to have plenty to do turning into the home straight.  However, he responded very well to James Best’s urgings and, despite still having a couple of lengths to find after the last, he stayed on very strongly to get up close home.

The handicapper is unlikely to be too harsh on him and I am hopeful that he will remain in 0-100 company, which would give him an excellent chance of following up next time, as there should be more to come from him after just six outings over hurdles.

Congratulations to his owners, The Bill & Ben Partnership!