Last Updated: 22/02/20 4: 27 pm
Jonjo O’Neill jnr included an additional big-race success to his rapidly-expanding Curriculum Vitae as Mister Malarky drove away all oppositions to win the Betway Handicap Chase at Kempton.
For the 3rd succeeding Saturday, O’Neill jnr collaborated to fantastic impact with Colin Tizzard, adhering to on from the Denman Chase success of Native River as well as last weekend break’s Reynoldstown victory with Copperhead.
Mister Malarky (9-1) looked a feasible celebrity when winning in 2015’s Reynoldstown, however after 3 luckless runs prior to Christmas, he barked back to create in this Grade Three warm.
O’Neill jnr pressed him to the front switching for house, with the Paul Nicholls- educated set of Black Corton as well as Sametegal doing their finest to return on terms leaping the last 3 barriers.
Mister Malarky maintained searching for for stress though, with a loosened equine showing up to help his job as he went on to the line for a two-length success over much-loved Black Corton.
Sametegal took 3rd, with the staying-on Whatmore getting 4th area.
Tizzard stated: “The ground has actually come right as well as it verifies he had not been fairly 100 percent early in the period. I would certainly state that is his fantastic run.
“It was a great trip from Jonjo O’Neill as he was pushing him along after a mile to maintain. He never ever missed out on a beat over the last 5 fencings.
“He remains in the Ultima as well as I’m certain he will certainly go there if he appears of this race OK, as that was the concept on far better ground. This is the equine we saw last period.
“It was possibly the ground (for last run) He was a great sixth in the Ladbrokes Trophy as well as he absolutely obtained embeded the hefty ground at Ascot.
“It is 63 days since he last run as we just couldn’t run him, but in hindsight it has been the best thing we’ve done.”
He included: “I’ve no question we will certainly speak about the Grand National following year. The National is not what it made use of to be as they are not the fencings they were. It is a great staying race as well as this is an actually great staying handicapper currently.
“I’m chuffed for the equine as well as Wendy as well as Malcolm (Hezel, proprietors).”