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NORDIC COMBINED stays on well to win at Haydock

Nordic Combined: stayed on well to win a shade comfortably

NORDIC COMBINED stayed on well to win the 1m6f handicap at Haydock yesterday under a good ride by Josephine Gordon.

Owned and bred by Dan Gilbert, the gelded son of Haafhd out of Chilly Filly, was stepping up to this trip for the first time and he saw it out well in testing conditions and clearly had some left in the tank as he flicked his ears on hitting the front inside the final furlong. He kept on well to the line to score by half a length from Astute Boy with our other representative in the race, Always Resolute, a further one and a quarter lengths back in third.

Nordic Combined’s last run was best forgotten when nothing appeared to go right in an amateur riders race at Catterick. And his run prior to that was disappointing too but he had run well to finish second at Haydock earlier this year on soft ground so he clearly likes the track!

Delighted to get another winner and congratulations to Dan Gilbert.

Brian is just three winners away now from training his 1100th career winner!