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Popular victory for Always Right at Doncaster

Updated: Saturday, 05 Mar 2011 17:29

John Wade's Always Right ran out a popular winner of the feature race at Doncaster on Saturday afternoon
John Wade's Always Right ran out a popular winner of the feature race at Doncaster on Saturday afternoon

On Saturday afternoon at Doncaster, the John Wade-trained Always Right ran out a popular winner of the valuable Grimthorpe Chase.

Durham handler Wade is a familiar sight at the likes of Sedgefield and Hexham but he is not used to winning feature races on Saturday afternoon.

Although a nine-year-old, Always Right was having only his third run in a handicap having been campaigned in point-to-points and hunter chases.

He looked promising in winning at Kelso last time out but this was a much sterner test and he passed it with flying colours.

James Reveley gave him a patient ride, joining in at the third-last, and although Lothian Falcon returned to something like his best to chase him home, he failed to reel in the 9-2 favourite by a head.

'He gave it such a super ride,' said Wade. 'We've always thought he was decent, but this was a big ask with his lack of experience.

'We'll have a look at the Scottish National but the ground might be too fast for him by then, we were a bit worried bringing him here today but the rain this morning helped.

'James is the perfect jockey for him because he needs someone who can sit quietly.'