stays for ever and this heavy ground suited him perfectly."
"It was amazing to see Shore Party
win without coming under strong pressure as he's bone idle just like me," grinned the trainer, who can see a lot of current Grand National hero Earth Summit in the horse.
Expedition plans called for a shore party
to occupy Scott's hut while the remaining personnel wintered on the ship.
The Strong Gale gelding showed staying was his game over timber last season and schooling sessions at Naunton have given racing's best known duffle-coat wearer plenty of optimism that Shore Party
has what it takes to do much better over fences.
Jim Old's charge has looked a very useful recruit to fences and produced an impressive display of jumping last time to beat Shore Party
by four lengths.
He kept on strongly from the final flight to defeat Shore Party
by three and a half lengths.
nThe Twiston-Davies team had to settle for second in the staying novice chase when Shore Party
failed to get to grips with Graham Bradley on Song Of The Sword.
The Twiston-Davies-Carl Llewellyn combination had earlier struck with Pimberley Place and later with Bosuns Mate and the trainer was also on the mark with Shore Party
Carl Llewellyn lifted the riding honours with a 130-1 treble courtesy of victories for Shore Party
, Welsh Silk and Sir Talbot, writes Andrew King.
Charles McDonald, Glasgow Shore Party
, 3.25 Newbury Nil
Today he takes on two promising types in Shore Party
and Treasure Again and looks very much the percentage call in the Wye Novices' Chase (2.10).
Lough Tully, trained by Frank Jordan for Tony Hancocks, came clear in the last half-mile to score impressively from Shore Party