Madera Mist gave us a day to remember when winning at Cheltenham in December 2020 and was unlucky to bump into a subsequent Eider/Scottish National winner when following home Win My Wings at the course last April!
There was nothing quite of that calibre this year, and Madera Mist travelled so strongly through the race – it made for nervous watching as she was going so well at the top of the hill, but it’s still a long way home!
Alan held on to her for as long as possible, but sent her on at the second-last and the race was never in doubt from then on, the pair drawing clear to win by 12 lengths.
She just seems to love Cheltenham and her form there is much better than elsewhere. We’ll wait and see what the handicapper does before making a plan, but I would imagine she will have one more run this term before a summer break…and we’ll certainly be planning a return to Prestbury Park in 2022/23!
Many congratulations to Paul and Louise Bowtell, who are fantastic supporters of the yard and who were in attendance to cheer her home!