Goshen reignited his Champion Hurdle claims with an impressive victory in the Betway Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton on Saturday.
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Out of luck after falling at the final flight with the Triumph Hurdle at his mercy 12 months ago, Gary Moore’s five-year-old blew the opposition away with a devastating display as he returned to his best form of last season.
He settled well for Jamie Moore, who allowed Navajo Pass to give him a lead until the business end of the race.
Kicking on after jumping three from home, the 100/30 victor quickly put daylight between himself and his rivals.
Song For Someone, the 11/10 favourite, appeared to struggle to compete with the early pace, but came through to finish a never-nearer second – 22 lengths behind the easy winner. Navajo Pass was third.
Moore senior said: “I was very pleased, over the moon.
“I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I had him in a good place and fair play to Jamie. He told me when he worked him on Tuesday he would win.
“I was just hoping he would do what he has done today.
“It has to be the Champion Hurdle next. It has always been the target since last year. We’re hoping we can go there with every chance.
“Hopefully there’s a little bit of improvement to come from him.
“He settled lovely today. He doesn’t have to make the running, He just wants his own space.”