Sage Advice (Make Believe) wins decisively on hurdles debut at Kempton for Dr Richard Newland and owners The Imperium Syndicate.
Having shown a deal of promise on the flat in Ireland for former handler John Joseph Murphy, we marked the the 4yo gelding was marked up as a horse with plenty of potential over obstacles and we were delighted to purchase him for 65,000gns at last years Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale.
Travelling well throughout, the 7-4 favourite only needed shaking up by Sam Twiston-Davies on the run to the last before going on to score by six lengths.
Twiston-Davies said: “He took to it well, jumped well and relaxed well. He picked up the horse of Olly Murphy’s (Tinnahalla) quite nicely and jumped the last well and got the job done, which was the main thing.
“What I was impressed with was how he quickened up on quite holding stuff. We could have a look (at something like the Adonis).
“This is a new owner to the Newland team and he has plenty of juveniles and he compares quite similarly to a lot of the others, so hopefully he can progress.”