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Famous Bridge

Famous Bridge was impressive in winning the two-mile-five-furlong handicap hurdle at Kelso last Saturday. Settled in mid-division early on by Brian Hughes, he made easy ground to move in behind the leaders at the third last flight. He moved easily into second place behind Kaizer on the run to the second last flight, and he picked up well when his rider asked him to join the leader and hit the front on the run to the last, before staying on well up the run-in to win by five lengths.

It was an impressive performance by Nicky Richards’ horse, he travelled like the best horse in the race from a long way out, and he came away from his rivals impressively in a race that was run at a good pace and in a good time, 0.06secs/furlong faster than Racing Post par. He is a progressive young hurdler, he has now won twice and finished second twice in four completed runs over hurdles, and there may not have been much between himself and Saint D’Oroux at Kelso in early February had he not unseated at the second last flight. He stays this two-mile-five-furlong trip well, and he will be of interest again over this trip or ever further. The handicapper raised him by 8lb to a mark of 126, but he has the potential to go higher than that, and he will be of interest now if he goes for a handicap hurdle at Aintree, especially if the ground is on the soft side.
Kelso, 5th March 2022