DsIN1kKWsAIELt6Purchased for just £800 as a four year old, Kovera won his second race in quick succession yesterday, finishing strongly under a power-packed ride from Alan Johns to just get the better of a three-way tussle up the home straight at Newcastle.

The bargain buy is clearly an improving sort and though this win, off the same mark as when successful by 18 lengths at Sedgefield last time, was far harder-thought, there is little doubt he has considerably more potential over fences, having jumped particularly well on his way to victory at Sedgefield just a week ago.

The handicapper hasn’t taken severe action over the larger obstacles and that is what Kovera will return to next, the son of Antarctique looking to have an excellent chance of recording his third consecutive success for owners Oceans Racing!