Milborough (9g Milan-Fox Burrow, by Supreme Leader) put in a superb staying performance on Saturday to land the feature event of Newcastle’s season, the Eider Chase.
Ian Duncan’s charge relished the 4m 1f trip of the marathon contest and was always in touch with the field before hitting the front three from home. He eventually scored by a length and a half from Summery Justice.
The winning trainer now has another long-distance chase in mind for Milborough, who was bred in Ireland by Mrs K White.
“We had this race in mind for some time for Milborough. We knew he´d stay, though we were hoping for some more rain. We´ll now aim him at the Scottish National,” Duncan told the Racing Post.
Milan is standing for €6,500 at Grange Stud in 2015.