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BALLYCRYSTAL wins at Carlisle


Ballycrystal, Brian, Nico & Andy

BALLYCRYSTAL stayed on well to take the 2m4f Novices' Chase at Carlisle yesterday under a great ride by Nico De Boinville.

Settled in mid division, towards the outside, he jumped and travelled well until niggled along after jumping the fourth from home. He put in a great leap at the third last and continued to close on the leaders, moving into second after the second last. He stayed on well after jumping the last to lead towards the finish getting the better of Bollin Ace by three-parts of a length.

A seven-year-old by Oscar, he was having his third start over fences - he finished second on his chasing debut back in October before running in the Grade 2 December Novices’ Chase at Doncaster in December where he finished 9¾ lengths behind the winner, Keeper Hill. More recently he finished second in a Jumpers’ Bumper on the all weather at Newcastle the beginning of March; he’s more of a good ground horse, which is why he hasn’t been running much.

Delighted to have secured Nico for the ride and congratulations to owners Phil and Julie.