Light the blue touch paper stand back and watch the fireworks as the mighty Ambrose explodes from the traps Mr H has always held this hound in such high regard and performances like this just prove how right he was Last but never least congratulations must go to young Bev who has nursed this hound through all of his niggling injuries to get him back on track and perform in such magnificent style
When the outstanding times of the year are contemplated at the end of the year, few will better a track record equaling run set in a graded race at Belle Vue on Saturday.
The last time that 27.20 flashed up on the Manchester screens was back on 4 October 2007 when Barnfield On Air better his own course best in the semi finals of the Laurels. (He was beaten at 2-7 in the final a week later).
On Saturday, it was Bev Heaton’s Ballymac Ambrose (Ballymac Best-Coolavanny Angie, Nov 16) who equalled that fabulous run when taking an A1 by six and a half lengths. His previous best was 27.53.
Ambrose is from a fine litter that inlcudes Ballymac Anton, who went out of the Irish Derby on the same evening, Akelawre (29.32-550yds Shel Pk) and sister Ballymac Arminta (27.70-525yds, 29.12-550yds Shel. Pk).