• Ian Ender


Cornerstone Lad missed out on the defence of his 'Fighting Fifth' crown due to the unseasonably good ground at Newcastle last month, so he now he has his attention turned to chasing, something which was always intended at some stage of this season.

He will contest the, the two miles Class 3 novices chase on his favoured heavy ground at Haydock Park this Saturday. To be fair the opposition look Class 3 quality, so Cornerstone Lad who is proven at the highest level on two occasions should have no problem putting this race to bed, but no one should think this is an easy introduction.

Cornerstone Lad has schooled well at home, but that means very little when faced with the real thing on race day, so this will go a long way to tell us if his future lies over hurdles, or fences. Billy Garritty who sadly missed out riding him in the 'Fighting Fifth,' will stand in for the injured Henry Brooke.

Good luck to the connections, Mrs B M Lofthouse.

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