Having finally got off the mark over this distance at Hexham in November, the grey gelding put his proven stamina to good use when dropped in trip 12 days later, seeing off
Sam Patch more easily than the official margin of two and a half lengths would suggest.
Three men battled it out in the fi-nal, law student John Whaite seeing off
the challenge from Birmingham's own Brendan Lynch (pictured) and Scot James Morton.
He then defeated teenager Chris Aubrey 6-2 in the last eight and came from 2-0 down to win six straight legs in repeating the scoreline against Mark Walsh in the semi-finals, before seeing off
Northamptonshire-based Richardson in the final.
DEFENDING champion Caroline Wozniacki retained her Pilot Pen title at New Haven last night after seeing off
a determined challenge from Nadia Petrova.
But he was crowned "Britain's Brainiest Footballer" in an ITV show hosted by former Countdown number-cruncher Carol Vorderman, in January, 2002, seeing off
a panel of 12 including England World Cup winner George Cohen and legendary striker Malcolm Macdonald.
Tony West knocked out 13th seed Mark Barilli by the same margin, but second seed Scott Waites had no problems seeing off
Paul Hanvidge 3-0 to set up a second-round contest against another Scot, John Henderson - a 3-1 conqueror of Netherlands hopeful Mareno Michels.
The new vehicle is aimed at seeing off
the deceased with respect,'' a Mitsuoka official said.
WORTHINGTON CUP: Tottenham were rewarded with a home draw in the Worthington Cup quarter-finals after seeing off
Fulham 2-1 last night.
SCOTLAND Under-19s proved they can cope without Real Madrid starlet Jack Harper by seeing off
nine-man Austria in the Euro Elite Round.
Adamsdown Youngestars were the big winners elsewhere, seeing off
Six Appeal 6-0, with Keiron Ullah again proving the difference as their Adamsdown namesakes Allstars beat Jolievue 5-4.
Newry Celtic won 3-1 at home to Bessbrook United while Windmill Stars remain unbeaten after seeing off
Finn Harps 3-1.
Belgian Toffees finished in mid-table last season, but started like they mean business this time around, seeing off
Russell Rovers 8-4.