'We're back on track' - Honneur D'Ajonc ready to shine after horror fall
Trainer Jane Williams was full of praise for Honneur D’Ajonc after he bounced back from a "horrendous fall" to land the 2m3½f novice hurdle by a commanding six and a half lengths.
The lightly raced four-year-old showed early promise for Williams but made a mistake at the final hurdle when looking an easy winner on his second start in December, which slowed his progress this year.
Williams said: "He's interesting. When we took him to Exeter for his first start we liked him a lot. We then took him to Kempton and he was in the lead but made a mistake at the last – it was a horrendous fall. He was poorly after that and it took us a while to get him right.
"I like Hereford and we thought that a maiden on faster ground with less opposition would give him the opportunity to get his confidence up. We're back on track and we've still got a very nice horse."
Son Chester Williams was on board for the low of Kempton and the high at Hereford on Tuesday, with the trainer adding: "We work as a team and Chester rides the horses every day. He knows what the plan is with each of them and he knows them inside and out."
Miss Bamby strikes after dramatic finish
Miss Bamby landed the 2m3½f mares' handicap hurdle by half a length for trainer John Mackie in dramatic circumstances after Say Nothing crashed out at the final hurdle when three lengths ahead.
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