Walk In The Storm – aka Lily – for her TopSpeed Thoroughbred Syndicate benefitted from her first time tongue tie and got off the mark by winning the CazooUK EBF Mares’ Bumper at Newcastle under Fergus Gregory.

She’s a half-sister to the King George VI winner Tornado Flyer, so her paddock value has jumped up a notch or two now!

The race was something of a farce with no gallop at all for the first three parts of the contest.

Fergus switched the mare to the middle of the course to make her challenge from three furlongs down and after hitting the front after the two pole, she stayed on well to win by a length and a half.