Our horses really appear to have turned the corner in the last fortnight and after near misses at the weekend with Finnegan Paddy at Chepstow and Qoubilai at Market Rasen (both of whom I am very hopeful will go one better next time!), I was delighted to see Mist The Boat win the bumper at Taunton yesterday on just his second career start.

A promising 5th at Wetherby on his debut, he made all the running yesterday under a good ride from Michael Byrne, and he looks just the type to make up into a nice staying hurdler next season.