Son Of Walk In The Park Justifies Favouritism On Hurdle Debut
Impressive bumper winner Asta La Pasta (5g Walk In The Park - Asian Maze, by Anshan) made a perfect start over hurdles at Uttoxeter on Sunday.
Dan Skelton’s charge showed promise on debut before drawing nine and a half lengths clear on his second start in a bumper in February. Absent since then, the son of Walk In The Park was sent off favourite for the two mile maiden hurdle and raced in touch for much of the way. Improving with three flights left to jump, he was shaken up after the second last and kept on well to lead on the run-in. The bay ran on to score by two and a half lengths, with another five lengths back to the third.
The promising five-year-old was bred by Ms Helga Moore.