HIS progress over the last six weeks has been nothing short of spectacular and The Trigger, who has been one of the stories of the National Hunt season to date, achieved the remarkable distinction of making it five wins in succession in the Toals Bookmakers-sponsored 0-109 rated handicap chase over just short of three miles.

The Ronan McNally-owned and trained 11-year-old has simply gone from strength-to-strength since beginning his sequence at Tipperary at the start of July.