Alexander off to a flyer in Hexham family affair
Clan Legend: One of the four runners out of Harrietfield in action
PICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos) Alexander off to a flyer in Hexham family affair
By David Baxter 9:16AM 7 DEC 2016
THE first leg of Nick Alexander's interesting quartet of runners obliged at Hexham, as Clan Legend won the 1m7½f novices' chase.
Clan Legend is one of four runners out of the mare Harrietfield strutting their stuff on Wednesday's card. Alexander had suggested the six-year-old was the best chance of the lot and he was proved correct following victory under Brian Hughes.
Although not something Alexander intentionally planned, he said earlier on Wednesday: "There was no particular plan but I quite like the idea, it appeals to my sense of humour."
The family is one Alexander is familiar with, as he bred Harrietfield, and also her mother, Lillies Brig. He said: "They do all like heavy ground and it was the right races for all of them."
Little Glenshee (2.15), Here's To Harry (2.45) and Clan Chief (3.15) are the remaining chances
It has already been a good week for Alexander, who sent ten runners to Ayr on Monday and bagged his first ever treble Explaining the busy period, the trainer said: "The ground was a bit too quick in October then we lost three meetings to frost in November. It has been bit of a stop-start season so we have a lot stacked up ready to run."