Three Standout Performances - 22/11/2018

14:25 - Trautmann

After blowing the start, Trautmann rescued all three points for Rebecca Menzies, by scoring in Division II of the Betway Casino Handicap.

Awkwardly away towards rear, he raced wide but made headway over 1f out. He soon edged left, but stayed on to lead close home, with his class coming through.

Made it difficult, but got there in the end.

14:35 - Hard Station

What a unbelievable ride from Harry Bannister, who got Hard Station home in the FMCG Executive Network Handicap Chase.

On his handicap debut, he jumped well, led and was a good 30 lengths clear. His lead was greatly reduced lead before 3 out, was joined 2 out, but battled on gamely up the run-in, to fend off the challenges of Ryalex and Love The Leader who could not land a blow to the 9yo.

14.45 - Fairway Freddie

Fairway Freddie ran out a convincing winner of the Smith & Williamson Racing Excellence 'Hands And Heels' Novices' Handicap Hurdle, a race for Conditionals and Amateurs over 2 miles.

He chased the leader who went clear after the 2nd jump. Freddie closed on the home bend, led after 2 out, and was left clear at the last, with the early leader falling.

Malangen looked a beaten horse anyway, but a smart winner for Nick Gifford and Rex Dingle.