Facile hurdle winner for Soldier Of Fortune

Trainer Oliver Greenall has his sights set on Newbury’s valuable Betfair Hurdle with Zalvados (5g Soldier Of Fortune-Zariyana, by Desert Prince) following the five-year-old’s win at Ludlow on Wednesday.

The Soldier Of Fortune gelding saw off a dozen rivals to score by four and a half lengths under Ian Popham to the delight of connections.

“Zalvados is a good horse,” said Greenall. “He’ll go for the Betfair Hurdle and the strongly run race will suit him. He loves soft ground.”

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