Hiddenvalley Lake and Rachael Blackmore© Photo Healy Racing
Gold Cup winners trainer Henry De Bromhead and jockey Rachael Blackmore combined for Cork doubles today, with Robcour's Hiddenvalley Lake (9/2) entering Cheltenham equations in winning the Grade 3 Singletons Supervalu Stayers Novice Hurdle.
Earlier successful with impressive maiden winner Arctic Bresil Hiddenvalley Lake quickened smartly with two slick leaps over the final two flights, beating Cool Survivor by eight lengths.
De Bromhead said "he did it very nicely and Rachael was brilliant on him. I thought he was struggling turning in and then he picked up really well - I'd say he quickened after the second-last.
"I'm delighted for the Achesons especially Rob (son) who was very persuasive about buying him. Some members of the team didn't want him but Rob put his foot down, so fair play to him.
"You need to stay running around here and we'll pencil in the Albert Bartlett (at Cheltenham). He could run at Clonmel in a graded hurdle in February in the race which Monalee won for us (in 2017) and Minella Indo finished second to Allaho (in 2019).”