Improving Pair Complete Sunday Double For Mahler
An encouraging third on debut in October, Warren Greatrex’s charge initially led at Southwell, but was headed at halfway. Pushed along from over three furlongs out, he kept on well to lead two furlongs out and went on to win by half a length under Gavin Sheehan. Dancing With Deco (Milan) made an promising rules debut in second, while newcomer Barnards Green (Getaway) finished third.
Bred by Longrove Stud, Abuffalosoldier becomes the first winner out of his dam Adderstonlee.
Not long beforehand at Carlisle, The Real Whacker (5g Mahler - Credit Box, by Witness Box) landed the maiden hurdle in commanding fashion.
Stepping up to three miles and one furlong on his second career start, the Ann Duffield owned and trained bay chased the leaders under Henry Brooke and began to make headway from two out. Pushed along approaching the final flight, he kept on strongly on the run-in to win by seven lengths from a strung out field.
The Real Whacker was bred by Mrs Bernadette Keane out of dual winner Credit Box.