IRON CONDOR played his part in Paul Hanagan's bid to win the jockey's championship at Kempton last night. Hanagan's lead was down to one going into the last race of the day yesterday but IRON CONDOR'S victory put him 2 ahead going into the final 2 days. He had ridden him when he was disappointing at Goodwood last time out so it was good to reward his loyalty to the horse by providing him with a winner. It was definitely the ground that didn't suit him that day, he does seem very well suited to the polytrack and he seems to be a horse going the right way. His win yesterday was a better performance than when he won there before and he was 5 pounds higher in the handicap so hopefully he can improve further. His hurdling career is on hold for the moment unless the ground dries up across the country. There is a valuable handicap for him back at Kempton on 28th November which will be his next target. If he fails to make the cut for that there is another suitable but less valuable race on 1st December.
STORMING REDD will make his hurdling debut at Market Rasen on Sunday. He has been schooling well and his last bit of work with IRON CONDOR and recent bumper third GO SET GO entitles him to run well. PULLYOURFINGEROUT looks the form horse to beat but he is not without a chance. If he jumps on the track as well as he does at home he should be thereabouts. Let's hope he can continue the stable's good recent form.