Having finished a close second on two of his four previous starts for us, I was delighted to see Experimentalist shed his maiden tag with a ready success over hurdles at Fontwell Park yesterday under Richard Johnson.

Rated 118 having finished runner-up in a competitive handicap at Sandown Park off 3lbs lower in the spring, he was well-treated at the weights in the 2m4f novice hurdle and won in good style.  He looks more than capable of winning another novice in the coming weeks for his owners Two Gents & An Orange Bloke Racing!