Paul Townend pulled The Jazz Singer clear of a 25-strong field at Navan in a finely timed jumps race, keeping the horse out of trouble on the outside all the way around (adding to the 3800m distance), and only pushing the pace once the final straight came into view. The trainer did say he was looking good at home, and he was certainly strong at the finish, keeping the lead with ease once he'd nosed in front. Well done to all involved!
Hollie Doyle brought Masterson home in a handy third at Chester soon after, so a win and two thirds from four starts on the day can't be bad. We've lost All Rosie, but he seems to have lost the will to race, so it's better he retires anyway. We'll have to wait and see if Larressingle can adjust to dirt racing in a tougher environment, but judging by Saturday's run, she should provide us with some good sport. Louis thinks she will probably end up at Nagoya, although nothing has been said for sure as yet.