Magic Dancer – a winner at two Grade 1 tracks inside a week. If that wasn’t enough to celebrate, Magic Dancer provided both Kerry and jockey Richard Patrick with their first ever Cheltenham winners.
Having adopted waiting tactics at Kempton on Monday before going on to win the BetVictor Greatwood Conditional Jockeys H’cap Hurdle by two lengths – similar plans were employed at Cheltenham with Richard steering a wider course in search of quick ground. Magic Dancer has form figures of 2 1 1 since joining Kerry this season and is really proving that he enjoys the relaxed atmosphere and fun aspect that horses in training at the Bell House have.
Magic Dancer took up the running approaching the final flight and stormed up the hill to win by a comfortable five lengths.