BassarabadA winner over hurdles at Kelso in October, Bassarabad built on the promise of his chasing debut at Bangor last month to get off the mark at the second time of asking over fences.

Settled in second for the majority of the race, he was brought through to challenge the long-time leader at the second-last and Alan Johns cajoled him to get his head in front in the final 100 yards.

It was a career-best performance from the six year old, who looks to have stamina in abundance, and we could return to Warwick next month for a similar contest.  Congratulations to his owner Dave Pearn!