Screen Shot 2019-01-14 at 15.33.05A shade keen when sixth on his rules debut in a good Ascot bumper in November, De Forgotten One made his second start for the yard a winning one at Doncaster yesterday, making all the running to win the 2m5f maiden hurdle under a well-judged front-running ride by Alan Johns.

Sent straight into the lead, De Forgotten One jumped well throughout and, given a breather before the home straight, he quickly had the field in trouble when quickening up the straight and kept on strongly to score in very good style.

The five year old ex-Irish pointer, winner of his only start in points at four, looks a lovely prospect for fences down the line, but that’s for next season and, in the meantime, I hope he can win a nice pot over hurdles this term for owner David Fox.  We’ll look for a similar novice contest under a penalty next time, before hopefully stepping up in grade.