Sam Waley-Cohen enjoys Cheltenham success with The Young Master


Many congratulations to Sam Waley-Cohen who enjoyed a great front running performance from The Young Master trained by Neil Mulholland in the opener, the Markel Insurance Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase, at Cheltenham today to win with ease and dent Station Master by 8 lengths.

Sadly the race was marred by the loss of Nigel Twiston-Davies’s Jameson who fell 2 out when travelling well under Zac Baker and a close challenging 2nd. Of the 11 runners, only 6 finished, with 3 falling at the second last.

Winning trainer Neil Mulholland said: “It was great. He had got the course form as he has been round here before, and the form of his last win had worked out well. He is a very genuine horse. He is still only 9 – people think he is a lot older, as he has been around a long time.

“He was very game and gutsy and seems to have come back to form. The nicer the ground, the better for him. We will leave him in the Ladbrokes Trophy (at Newbury on December 1) and speak to the owners and see how he is.” Well done and good luck to winning connections with future plans.

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