The course record still stands … but only just. Yesterday afternoon DESERT LION - the 4 year old chestnut son of KAHAL was just 0.06 second outside the 1000m record when he added his third win (and 4th placing) from just 8 starts in the Du Pont MR86 Handicap at Scottsville.

ALL OVER RED ROVER holds the record at 56.57 seconds.

Congratulations to Messrs L Cirigliano and M G Wishart (the Wisharts also bred Desert Lion) as well as Dennis Drier and Glyn Schofield.