A dual winner over hurdles, Le Milos had scored over fences last season and added a second win over the larger obstacles with an impressive display at Exeter yesterday under Alan Johns.
Sent into the lead at the second fence, Le Milos jumped particularly well throughout and looked to have all of his rivals in trouble some way from home. Though a couple closed up approaching the third last, Le Milos quickened again when asked and Alan never really had to ask too many questions.
The seven year old was a bargain purchase from France as a juvenile, where he has been contesting claiming contests. However, he is now developing into a smart handicapper and with his record over fences now reading 31321, he is clearly progressing and I hope there is plenty more to come! The handicapper will now have his say, but he will get in to some of the more valuable handicap chases now and hopefully he can take the step up in grade in his stride.
Congratulations to his owners Bovian Racing!