Throwback Race Of The Day For Tuesday - 01/03/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

My Drogo

Today we are taking a trip down memory lane to last year's renewal of the Grade Two Premier Novices' Hurdle at Kelso where the Dan Skelton trained My Drogo truly announced himself on the big stage.

My Drogo came into this year as one of the most exciting novice chasers to follow of the back of landing all four of his hurdle starts last term, including signing off the season with a victory in the Grade One Mersey Novices' Hurdle at Aintree's Grand National meeting.

Winning on debut at Newbury in a good event, he then went to Ascot in the Grade Two Supreme Trial and saw off a small but strong field including Betfair Hurdle winner Soaring Glory.

Looking to make it back to back Grade Two wins he headed to Kelso and in emphatic style he took the Premier Novices' Hurdle by close to 10 lengths.

Skipping the Cheltenham festival for Aintree it turned out to be the right decision when again bolting up in the Grade One Mersey Novices' Hurdle.

Sent chasing this term it has not worked out with him falling on debut but since getting off the mark in scrappy style, but having picked up a setback, he might not be seen again this term.

However, this is about his win at Kelso last year and we have his victory performance here.