Robin Bastiman described his remarkable sprinter Borderlescott as "a legend" after the 12-year-old went within a nose of winning his own race at Musselburgh.
The dual Nunthorpe hero was collared right on the line by Smoothtalkinrascal (7-1), who came from last to first to snatch the totepool.com Borderlescott Sprint Trophy.
Alben Star came from the clouds to land the bookmakers.co.uk All-Weather Sprint Championships Conditions Stakes at Lingfield and complete a double for Paul Hanagan.
As is his wont, Trinityelitedotcom broke fast from the stalls and attempted to make all, having all his rivals in trouble turning into the straight.
The BHA and ARC Leisure have been true to their word and put on a terrific card at Lingfield on Friday, with the finale worth a staggering £124,000 to the winner.
The curtain falls on the National Hunt season in style again this year with the 5-day Punchestown Festival in Ireland and GG.COM is pleased that the Festival’s Day 1 sponsor, Boylesports, has also agreed to sponsor our Punchestown Pontoon Challenge.