Express delivery for Henderson

  • Last Updated: December 26 2012, 16:49 GMT

Nicky Henderson, who was on target with Long Run, Darlan and River Maigue, was also on target with Rajdhani Express who carried the famous Long Run colours to an effortless success in the William Hill - Download The App Novices' Handicap Chase.

Rajdhani Express completes a quick double for the Henderson team
Rajdhani Express completes a quick double for the Henderson team

Another rising star for owner and jockey Robert and Sam Waley-Cohen, the home-bred has not run too many times since arriving from France but looked assured of his first British victory until crashing out three from home at Taunton earlier this month.

The 3-1 joint-favourite needed visibly restraining by Waley-Cohen approaching the home turn and although several of those in contention crashed out, it would be hard to have envisaged anything troubling the winner as he eased 34 lengths clear.

"We started him off over two miles as he always showed a lot of pace, but it looks as if two and a half is his trip," Henderson said.

"He was awfully unlucky at Taunton and comes from a good family."

Loose Chips (8-1) put up a brave front-running performance to land the William Hill iPad App Now Available Handicap Hurdle for trainer Charlie Longsdon and jockey Noel Fehily.