Desert Orchid Chase - 27th Dec 2014
Day two of the Christmas Festival is the home of the Desert Orchid Chase run over 2 miles in memory of the great galloping grey himself.
This seasons victor Special Tiara put in a performance that the great horse would have been proud of, leading all of the way and putting in some breataking leaps along the way before battling on well to see off the sustained challenge of Balder Succes.
There were some cracking finishes including the hardy little grey Vibrato Valtat ridden by King George winning jockey Noel Fehily winning the Wayward Lad novices chase. He was challenged doggedly by Three Kingdoms and Brian Hughes but held on well to win yet another graded novice chase having won the Grade 1 Henry VIII novices chase at Sandown earlier in the month.