Alborz made it third time lucky over hurdles with a gritty win at Uttoxeter on Thursday under Richie Killoran.

A winner on the flat at Ffos Las in August, he has taken time to acclimatise to hurdling, but his jumping was significantly better on this occasion and he showed a really good attitude to repel the runner-up, with the third a further 18 lengths behind.

Hopefully he can continue to progress and he could yet develop into a useful juvenile in the coming months.