Keniry helps Rapidolyte de Ladalka impress at Catterick all over again (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Keniry helps Rapidolyte de Ladalka impress at Catterick all over again
RAPIDOLYTE DE LADALKA continued his love affair with Catterick on Monday, registering his third course-and-distance victory of the season in the Watt Fences Novices’ ChaseatunderLeyburn-based rider Barry Keniry.
Trained by Simon ShirleyBeavan, the lightly-raced eight-year-old appears to have endless reserves of stamina and, justlike his success atthe course earlier in the month, victory looked unlikely with half a mile to run.
With Aidan Coleman making a bold big for home on Clouded Thoughts, Keniry was hard at work on the 7/4 chance.
However when the leader began to tire, Keniry sensed his opportunity and brought his mount with a sustained run to run out a comfortable one-length winner.
Rapidolyte De Ladalka had been due to run in the abandoned Eider Chase at Newcastle on Saturday and connections were leftto think of what might have been.
“I think the cheekpieces may have helped a bit,” said Shirley-Beavan.
“He is a bit ground-dependent so that may decide where we go for the rest of the season.
“I don’t think he’d have been far away in the Eider but there’ll be other days for him.
“I’msure there’sabigone in him next year.”
The bang inform Phil Kirby had another winner with Everaard in the yorkshire-outdoors.co.uk Handicap Hurdle.
It was only the second time Everaard had won anywhere other than Musselburgh.
Victorious North Yorkshire trainerKirby said: “Atleast we don’t have to go to Musselburgh now, we can keep him a bit closer to home.”
There was little doubt about themostimpressive winner on the afternoon, as Fair Lough looks a very smarthorse inthe making after winning the concluding bumper with great ease for Eliane Burke and AlexanderVoy.
Afterwards the trainers’ husband Karl Burke was on hand, saying: “I bought Fair Loch last year for some people but they let me down. He’s a decent horse, he works with Listed horses at home, and will now go for the Aintree.”
Nicky Richards has confirmed Eduard will be his representative in tomorrow’s totepool.com Premier Kelso Hurdle.
The five-year-old has won twice from four starts over timber this season, perhaps running his best race in defeat when a close third behind Melodic Rendezvous at Cheltenham in December.
Richards also has his impressive Morebattle Hurdle scorer Duke Of Navan engaged in this weekend’s Grade Two contest, but he is setto be saved for the Grand National meeting at Aintree in April.
“The plan is for Eduard to run on tomorrow. He’s in good form, he’s having his last school this morning and that will be it before the weekend,”
said the Greystoke handler.
“I’m very happy with him at home and hopefully all goes well on Saturday and then we’ll look towards Aintree with him.
“Duke Of Navan will go straight to Aintree. There is nothing else for him really so he’ll head to Liverpool and hopefully have a good end to the year.”
Micky Hammond’s Victor Ludorum winner Only Orsenfoolsies will take on Eduard at the Borders track, making it a mouth watering clash.
The four-year-old has proved a revelation since going hurdling and handled the stepup inclass at Haydock with aplomb, staying on stoutly in the closing stages.
A run in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham is unlikely, but a trip to Aintree could be on the cards if he comes through this weekend with flying colours.
“He’ll run at Kelso on Saturday,” said Hammond.
“He’s fit and well and he loves flat, left-handed tracks.
“The wetter the weather, the better for him really.
“We’ll see how he gets on this weekend and then maybe look at Aintree, that might be more realistic than Cheltenham.
“The ground won’tbe anexcuse this weekend, that’s for sure, he if gets beat it will be lack of ability.”
Sedgefield are due to race this Sunday, with the first race getting under way at 2.20pm.