Purchased in France as a two year old, Theligny is a huge favourite in the yard and it was brilliant to see him return to winning ways with a gutsy success at Ffos Las yesterday under a fine ride from Alan Johns.

Held up in last, he had plenty of ground to make up off the home bend, but a couple of excellent jumps at the fourth and third from home kept him in the contest and he produced a strong run to challenge over the last, battling on very gamely to get his head in front close home.

The nine year old won four times over hurdles back in 2016 and finished runner-up in the Listed Gerry Feilden that year, but he has only had 10 starts in the three years since, so it was a very popular success.  Congratulations to his owners Dave and Jodie Pearn, who have been fantastic supporters of the yard for a long time.