Walk In The Park Paddock Shot

Smart Juvenile Hurdle Winner For Walk In The Park

Friend Or Foe (3g Walk In The Park - Mandchou, by Mansonnien) was described by connections as “a very nice horse” after making all to win the juvenile hurdle at Taunton on Sunday.

Purchased privately from the French stable of Emmanuel Clayeux, the bay was making his debut for Paul Nicholls, now in the ownership of Gordon and Su Hall. Ridden to lead from start to finish by Harry Cobden, Friend Or Foe remained foot-perfect throughout the two mile and half a furlong contest, and was ridden out to deny Zafar by a length and a quarter.

Harry Derham, assistant trainer to Nicholls, commented after the race, “He has a lovely attitude as he jumps and gallops, so he should keep progressing.”

Bred by EARL De Faydeau, Friend Or Foe was bought by Tom Malone as a yearling for £35,000.