As with Admiral Peary
on Sunday, her attitude was that you can't win if you don't run.
The Jon Portman-trained eight-year-old defeated Admiral Peary
at Huntingdon before finishing second to Tufty Hopper there last month.
50: MALAKAL (Mr Brian Murphy, 3-1f) 1; Admiral Peary
(16-1) 2; Pure Brief (16-1) 3.
6 Admiral Peary
reached the North Pole, 1909; Joseph Smith founded Mormon Church at Fayatte, New York, 1830.
Miles behind for a long way and surprising that he was not done at bigger than 95, but flew home (relatively) and would have beaten Admiral Peary
even if that one hadn't unseated at the last
However, the 14-year-old gelding may have had a little slice of luck because Admiral Peary
was still just in front under Tony McCoy at the last hurdle before diving right and dumping the champion jockey.
McCoy reported he was "sore" following a heavy fall from Admiral Peary
at Leicester yesterday, but said he expected to take up his engagements at Chepstow today.
isn't getting any better at the age of 11 and he'll have a job to repel some younger, more progressive rivals, but at least he stays and jumps well, and if Egerton has him bang on for his seasonal reappearance, he will be tough to beat.
was last seen finishing second in the Devon National 11 months ago and Desailly won the 2003 Mandarin Chase, but is on the downgrade.
HDLN: Horse Racing: 'Big ask' for Admiral Peary
Having been sent off a well-fancied 7-2 favourite last time, the nine-year-old started at 9-1 on this occasion and found what was required under Joe Tizzard to repel the challenge of Admiral Peary
in the Sporting Index-sponsored contest.
and Happy Shopper could both face an even stiffer test next week as they have been entered in the four-mile National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham.
found an absence from racecourse duty of four months no hindrance when ploughing through the testing conditions in the three-mile handicap hurdle for a three-length verdict from Global Challenge.