Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Top Ville Ben wins at Haydock

Bernard Dolan, part Owner of Topville Ben leads him in with Pete

What a performance yesterday in the mud at Haydock from Top Ville Ben – Adam  jumped off sharply and they never saw another rival for the race, having a little breather down the back second time before Adam sent him on again and he galloped clear up the home straight to record a 29 length victory. Racing Post analysis reads:

Phil had been convinced beforehand that he would stay this extra trip but it was a big ask under top weight in these conditions, and we certainly have an exciting 3 mile novice chaser on our hands for next season – he is still just five years old – he won a 3 mile Irish  point when just a four year old in soft ground and he looks a really good value buy now from the May Sales out of Nicky Hendersons yard. Like Asum on Boxing Day, he was another buzzy horse to benefit from the application of a hood. We love getting buzzy horses as they seem to settle well at Green Oaks and we do a lot of work with them on their own.

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