However unconventional, it worked a treat with both horses winning the "Best Turned Out" award, £25 for Katie and Mab Dab and £25 for Alex and Itoldyou, though neither of them appeared in tinsel on the course.
Katie after the race with Mab Dab
It had an even better effect on Itoldyou as he finished a very competitive 3 and a quarter mile chase in second place. He was one of 12 who went to post and Tommy Dowling had him in 4th to 6th position for the first couple of circuits. He jumped well. He was one of three who pulled clear of the pack going out on the final circuit and a great jump at the fourth last saw him take the lead. He stumbled a bit on landing at the second last but kept on going, still leading over the last. However one of the pack had made steady progress up the home straight and joined him just after the last. They had a great battle to the line with Itoldyou finally being beaten into second place by half a length but well clear of the third placed horse.
Alex and Katie lead Itoldyou in.