I was delighted to see Bens Moor record a first win over fences at Ffos Las yesterday under Richard Johnson.

It has been four years since he won a Folkestone bumper on his debut under rules and, having been difficult to keep sound throughout his career since, this was just his seventh start since that win.

His owner Monica O’Sullivan has been tremendously patient and it was very pleasing to see Bens Moor jump so well, travel with real purpose and pick up strongly when sent on to win his race by Richard.

He has the ability to rate a good deal higher, but he will be given plenty of time before his next race and we’ll wait until we get some more soft ground for him.