Maxios paddock

Son Of Maxios Extends Unbeaten Record With Ease

Chasing Fire (5g Maxios - Kahara, by Sadler’s Wells) extended his unbeaten record with an impressive hurdle debut at Market Rasen on Thursday.

The son of Maxios was bought by Aiden and Olly Murphy for £170,000 after winning a four-year-old maiden in good style for Denis Murphy and made a promising start for new connections when winning a bumper in March.

Sent off favourite on his seasonal return, he was ridden prominently by Aidan Coleman and began to saunter clear approaching the penultimate flight. Shaken up to extend his advantage on the run-in, he won by 16 lengths with ease.

Speaking after the race, assistant trainer Ger Tumelty said, “Chasing Fire was very professional and he kept it simple. He jumped great and won with gears. The options are open now whether we go smaller or step him up. I think we could aim him a bit higher as he's very streetwise.”

Chasing Fire is owned by Mrs Diana Whateley and was bred by Gestut Faehrhof, who sold him as a yearling for €45,000.