On only his second start for Martin Pipe, Jacbequick got off the mark over timber in the Greene King IPA Handicap Hurdle, beating a good rival in Mauricio into second. Entered this handicap on a fair mark, and after a long period on the flat, took full advantage of his favourite surface - good ground. Scored by just over three lengths.
Ocelot, who got off the mark for the season over at Musselburgh last month, followed that success up in Get Daily Tips At racinguk.com Handicap at Nottingham. Racing mid-division towards the near side, she began to make headway over a furlong out, and ran on strongly inside the final furlong. Won at a nice price winning a nice prize in the making.
15:40 Arch My Boy
An hour later, Arch My Boy - who showed some useful form in bumpers last season, used that to full effect when running out an easy winner of the racinguk.com Novice Stakes. Martin Smith's gelding - who finished 15th in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, made all and never saw a rival. He came clear two furlongs from the finish, and won very very easily. Only a 4yo - looks a smart prospect.