“Good horses get you out of trouble.” So said jockey Aidan Coleman who rode Paisley Park to win the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot. Horse and jockey looked to be in trouble coming around the final bend. Squeezed out of grabbing the rail by eventual third placed horse Roksana, Coleman had to take the Emma Lavelle trained Paisley Park wide and try to regain momentum.
With an exhilarating late run, my 9/4 win only tip to members of VG Tips made up ground fast – appropriately for a race now sponsored by Porsche – and overtook leader Thyme Hill close to the winning post. It was a thrilling finish to the race, which you can watch in full here.