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NOBLE BEHEST PROVES HIS WORTH OVER TWO MILES

NOBLE BEHEST PROVES HIS WORTH OVER TWO MILES

Noble Behest gained the first victory of his career in a Class 5 handicap  at Chelmsford on Tuesday evening on his first attempt at two miles.

Wearing cheek pieces for the first time he showed a willing attitude for 3 lbs claiming apprentice George Wood to get the better of a prolonged duel with the runner up the joint favourite Oxford Blu by half a length.

The form looks reliable as the pair came nine lengths clear of the third horse Chaparrachik in the closing stages.

Stamina was always likely to be the forte of Noble Behest as he is by Marcus Tregoning’s Derby winner Sir Percy of out Lady Hestia who won six times for the trainer, the last time over two miles.

The step up in trip from a mile and a half to two miles certainly paid off for Noble Behest, a lightly raced three year old who has the scope to develop into a useful handicapper at this sort of trip.