Gold fails to sparkle

by British Horseracing Authority News Headlines 11 months ago

African Gold met with another defeat as he fell on his second start over fences in the Quicksilverslots Play �500 Roulette Novices’ Chase at Uttoxeter.

Second to At Fisher’s Cross in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham in March, Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge was well beaten in a hot race at Cheltenham on his reappearance last month.

African Gold was sent off the 1-2 favourite to make amends but crashed out three fences from home, with Tim Vaughan’s Milborough (8-1) taking the victory.

Earlier on the card, David Pipe’s Legacy Gold (8-13 favourite) made a winning start to her jumping career in the Quicksilverslots Get Up To 200 Freeplays Mares’ Maiden Hurdle.

Bought by Roger Brookhouse for �210,000 after winning at Aintree last April, she had finished third at Cheltenham on her reappearance but beat Flementine by four and a half lengths in the hands of Tom Scudamore here.

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