Belle makes perfect start over fences
Henry Daly expects Briery Belle to go on to bigger and better things after making an impressive start to her career over fences at Carlisle.
Briery Belle: Impressive at Carlisle
The seven-year-old won twice over hurdles last season, including a smart display in Listed company at Cheltenham in April.
Making her first appearance since in the ApolloBet Home Of Cashback Offers Novices' Chase,
the 9-4 chance jumped accurately at the head of affairs under Tom O'Brien and galloped all the way to the line to score by eight lengths from 2-1 favourite Vintage Clouds.
Daly said: "I'm very pleased. She's always looked like she would jump a fence and it's nice when they go and do it.
"She's got bags of scope and I would be quite surprised if she doesn't do better over fences than she did over hurdles.
"There's a Listed mares' chase back at Carlisle at the end of the month (November 27) and there's also one at Warwick (December 8).
"We'll see how she is, but those would look the two obvious options."
O'Brien went on to complete a double aboard the Philip Hobbs-trained Onenightinvienna in the ApolloBet Online Casino And Games Graduation Chase.
Just two horses went to post for the #20,000 feature and O'Brien controlled proceedings from the front.
Seldom Inn did his best to make a race of it in the straight, but 5-6 favourite Onenightinvienna was always doing enough in front and passed the post a length and three-quarters to the good.
Chris Grant's Theatre Act claimed his second successive Carlisle win in the ApolloBet Daily Racing Refunds Novices' Handicap Hurdle.
The 100-30 chance made every yard of the running under Brian Hughes and came home four and a half lengths clear of Leading Score.
Donald McCain's 1-2 favourite Derintoher Yank also struck Cumbrian gold for the second time in less than a month when dominating from the front in the hands of Will Kennedy in the ApolloBet Weekly Golf Refunds 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle.
McCain said: "That was grand. It wasn't a great race, but you couldn't ask any more of him and he's going the right way.
"He's improving and improving with his jumping.
"I don't think we'll be too ambitious at this stage, but it all depends what the handicapper does."
Sue Smith and Danny Cook combined to land the final two races of the afternoon.
Palm Grey was a 10-1 winner of the ApolloBet Cashback If Second Handicap Chase, before Just Minded (4-1) took the concluding ApolloBet Bet Through Your Mobile Standard Open NH Flat Race.
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