Dashing George shows great form

05 February 2013 04:23:50 EST

Dashing George demonstrated the vagaries of National Hunt racing probably better than any horse in a long time at Sandown.

The 11-year-old scored a fine victory over Plein Pouvoir by no less than nine lengths having run a dire race three days earlier at Leicester when trailing in 21 lengths behind the David Pipe-trained Buddy Bolero.

The decision to run him was a good one because there were only six declared.

Josh Moore

The horse is in the hands of the very shrewd Dr Richard Newland who is capable of improving horses dramatically. But jockey Josh Moore believes it was more a case of the track suiting the horse, saying: "He also has a great attitude to the game on a going day.

"He made mincemeat of them out there today and wasn't the same horse that we saw at Leicester. I was delighted with him and I think he can win again."

Young Moore - son of George - is delighted to be getting rides for outside stables and hopes he'll be up on Dashing George again before the end of the season.

He added: "The decision to run him was a good one because there were only six declared and there was some good money on offer. Dr Newland, as he often does, made the decision, and hey presto, it paid off."

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