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.