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Robbie's Adventure is set to run in America after staking his claims with a first career win in a selling hurdle at Folkestone today.

That is the lofty plan being hatched by trainer Dai Williams who knows the score Stateside having run Father Sky there last year.

Robbie's Adventure, the middle leg of a 58-1 treble for Richard Johnson, was a hard-fought half length winner from C D Boy in the Stanford Selling Handicap Hurdle.

Williams said: "He would want better ground than this so we may take him to race in the States. We can run him in claimers for 20,000 or 30,000 and there is no way he could run for anything like that sort of money over here.

"I think he won this today because he was the only horse in it with a little bit of progress."

Johnson had initiated his threesome on Oulton Broad in the Cheriton Park Novices' Handicap Hurdle and completed it on Toomaline in the Half Term Fun Novices' Hurdle.

The Philip Hobbs-trained Toomaline is owned by the 110 members of the Sporting Index Racing Club, whose Cheltenham Novice Hurdle candidate Glenmead, an expensive purchase out of Alex Stewart's stable, makes his jumping debut for Kim Bailey at Wincanton on Thursday.

"He's our 'Champion the Wonderhorse'," said Wally Pyrah the self-styled ownership syndicate head.

Nick Gifford, 28 year-old son of trainer Josh, saddled his first winner under Rules when Finnow Thyne, partnered by his 18-year-old cousin David Dunsdon, landed the Tenterden Maiden Hunters' Chase.

Gifford, who saddled Belvento to win a point-to-point at Tweseldown earlier in the month said: "I'm delighted, absolutely over the moon."

Gifford trains from the famous Soldiers Field yard in Findon which has been the base of the legendary Capt Ryan Price.

He said: "I have two other hunter chasers I train for Sarah Dunsdon, my aunt, Lochnagrain at Sheckles and two point-to-pointers. This is an experimental season and we'll see how much we want to do it again.

"At the end of this season hopefully I'll go and work in a training yard somewhere else to gain some more experience."

Peter Hedger saddled his first winner of the season when Contes, ridden by Leighton Aspell took the Levy Board Goodwins Handicap Chase.

He said :" That's the first since Merry Prince won a seller at Hereford last May and we bought him back for 15 grand."