Walk In The Park Paddock Shot

Second Hurdle Success For Son Of Walk In The Park

Nestor Park (6g Walk In The Park - Cila, by Saint Preuil) gained his second success over hurdles when winning a competitive Novice Hurdle at Newcastle on Tuesday.

A bumper winner last season, Ben Pauling’s charge won his maiden hurdle in fine style at the end of November and was stepping up to two miles and six furlongs on his latest outing. Chasing the leader for much of the way, the bay led from three out and stayed on well to the finish, beating another previous winner, Arthur Mac (Getaway), by three and a half lengths.

Nestor Park made it a worthwhile trip for Nico de Boinville, whose sole ride of the day was aboard Mrs SP Davis’ winner. Bred by Haras De La Faisanderie, the three-time winner was bought by Ben Pauling and Highflyer Bloodstock for €70,000 at the Derby Sale at Tattersalls Ireland.