Racing - Grand National '05: Moscow on mark again.
Byline: T: FRANCES CROWLEY. J: JIM Jim
Miss Watson’s runaway slave; Huck’s traveling companion. [Am. Lit.: Huckleberry Finn]
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MOSCOW FLYER Moscow Flyer was a top-class National Hunt horse over distances between 2 miles and 2 1/2 miles (3.2-4 km). He won the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2003 and 2005, the Tingle Creek Trophy in 2003 and 2004 and the Arkle Challenge Trophy in 2002. hardly broke sweat to gain back-to-back wins in Aintree's John Smith's Melling Chase yesterday - and Jessie Harrington reckons the 11-year-old can get even better.
The 4-9 favourite, brilliant winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase The Queen Mother Champion Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in the United Kingdom for five-year-old and above horses. It is run over a distance of 2 miles (3,219 metres) at Cheltenham Racecourse during the Cheltenham Festival in March. at Cheltenham last month, always had matters in hand under Barry Geraghty as he strode to a 16-length dismissal of Le Roi Miguel. The success means Moscow Flyer has now won all of his 19 completed starts over fences.
Harrington, (above) said: "It has taken us six years to get him to jump like that, but he is learning to relax and he was brilliant."
Jockey Barry Geraghty added: "Hopefully, run him at Punchestown - it would mean a lot to everyone if he won there."