Three Weekend Eye-catchers - 26/11/2018

Bristol De Mai Revels At Haydock

Bristol De Mai put in a scintillating of jumping at Haydock on Saturday to win the Betfair Chase for the second time.

Whilst much of the focus was on the rematch of Native River and Might Bite after their titanic tussle in the Gold Cup, it was the grey in the hands of Daryl Jacob that stole the show. Unlike his victory in rain sodden conditions 12 months ago the horse did not lead from the off. Instead Jacobs allowed Native River to lead.

Whilst the winning margin was only four lengths it was a comfortable victory after the horse went into the lead at the fourth last. The horse revels at Haydock and has now won his four races there. He will now head to the King George at Ascot on Boxing Day.

Noel Meade Beats Army Of Elliott Runners

Gordon Elliott was attempting to win the Ladbrokes Troytown Chase for the fifth year in a row. He had eleven runners in total but none of them could finish ahead of Tout Est Permis who won at 9/1 for Noel Meade.

The five-year-old stayed on resolutely to win by four and half lengths in the hands of Sean Flanagan.

This was only the horses second run for Meade after leaving Mouse Morris. He has won on both occasions and connections will now be eyeing up the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown.

If The Cap Fits Belongs At Graded Level

In what was If The Cap Fits second attempt at Graded company she obliged in the hands of Noel Fehily to win the Grade 2 Coral Hurdle.

The lightly raced six-year-old won all three of her races last season before a pleasing return run when finishing second in the Unibet Elite Hurdle.The horse was priced up at 4/5 on Saturday and ran out a length and a half winner.

The horse stayed on dourly to take up the lead after the last hurdle with Old Guard finishing second. Harry Fry will likely be looking to head to Kempton on Boxing Day with his rapidly improving horse.