Alphabetical Order is an improving novice and he registered his third success of the summer with an authoritative display at Market Rasen yesterday.

Racing over 2m5f for the first time, his jumping was much-improved and he made all for a fluent success under Alan Johns, who has been seen to very good effect this summer.

Having defeated odds-on favourites for each of his three wins, perhaps the bookies won’t be as dismissive of him on his next outing as he bids to emulate stablemate Nathan’s Pride in winning four novice hurdles this term!