Kempton: Big day for Liz Kelly in the Lanzarote
Liz Kelly enjoyed another big race success in what has been a stand out season in the Listed Lanzarote Hurdle on the Nick Williams trained Tea For Two. Kelly, who already had the Grade 3 Fixed Brush Hurdle in her locker this season, made all on the impressive 6yo and eventually came well clear to win by a going away 16 lengths.
It was a fantastic performance from Williams’ charge who was making it three wins from four starts over hurdles. It was also a fine performance from Williams himself who has now had three wins in the Listed contest from just three runners. Little Boy Boru, who had caused a long delay before the race ran on for a distant second, with Saffron Wells completing the places.
Kelly said of the winner: “We will be building up his strength before he goes chasing, my brother quietly mentioned Cheltenham to me as I was walking into the weighing room but we will keep our feet on the ground. “If he does go, then absolutely brilliant, but we will just have to see what happens.”
Just half an hour earlier on the card, Balder Succes returned to winning ways in the Listed Williamhill.com Chase for Alan King and Wayne Hutchinson. Last month’s Desert Orchid Chase runner-up only had to take on two rivals in the form of Hunt Ball and Fox Appeal and was not really put under any pressure to win by 10 lengths.
Elsewhere on the card, Jonjo O’Neill continued his return to winning ways with Lost Legend in the 2m 4f Handicap Chase. It was the second winner of the week for O’Neill, who would later make it three over at Warwick. Lost Legend just got up on the line under a great ride from Will Kennedy who would bring up a personal double on the card on-board the Dr Richard Newland trained Ardkilly Witness.
Photo: Julian Herbert/PA Wire
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