Latest Trend got off the mark over hurdles at Worcester yesterday evening on just his second start for the yard, showing a really game attitude to get back up having been headed in between the final two flights. Richard Johnson was very complimentary about him afterwards and suggested that a step up to two and a half miles next time would suit. Latest Trend certainly looks a good recruit and should be capable of adding another novice win before going handicapping in the autumn.

Thelobstercatcher (pictured left) was in the process of running one of his best races over fences when making a dreadful mistake six out in the novice chase. He finished strongly to almost snatch third on the line and he really deserves a change of fortune.