Pam Sly, trainer of Bedizen
, faced more disappointment after Chicklemix, who was sent off at odds of 1-2 to win the novice hurdle, found little off the bridle in the 2m4f contest and trailed in third behind Milano Supremo.
Classic-winning trainer Pam Sly has had her work cut out with Sir Michael Stoute cast-off Bedizen
, but after a frustrating time, the Fenland trainer pulled off a result of which any of her contemporaries would approve.
Something was obviously amiss with Bedizen
last time but he can bounce back to his best in the totepool Fakenham Silver Cup (4.
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Huckleberry, positively ridden by Jason Maguire, ran out a workmanlike winner for Donald McCain of the 3m1f novice handicap chase, while David England was seen to good effect on Pam Sly's consistent Bedizen
, who deservedly lifted the 2m1/2f handicap hurdle.
David Pipe's hurdler never traded above 5 and when Bedizen
(matched at a low of 3), who was travelling as well as anything turning for home, faded between the final two hurdles, Scudamore's job was made much easier.
But he isn't a maiden without reason and it was Bedizen
who found more when it mattered, having been matched at a high of 50.
, bred to win a Group race but blighted by a broken leg when with Sir Michael Stoute, showed he could still be a winner when dropped into selling class over hurdles by Classic-winning trainer Pam Sly.