Melodic Rendezvous wins Haydock trial for relieved handler Jeremy Scott

Melodic Rendezvous is a contender for top honours once more, having returned to form with a comfortable success in Haydock's Champion Hurdle Trial. While connections were initially reticent about committing him to the real thing at the Cheltenham Festival in March, bookmakers slashed his odds to around 20-1 from 40s after he brushed aside the favourite, Ptit Zig.

"We really needed that," said the winning trainer, Jeremy Scott, who reported the horse had a torn muscle when flopping in the Fighting Fifth . "We've had a very anxious six weeks and it's lovely he's back to somewhere where we thought we should be. We actually thought he wanted quite good ground, but he's proved he loves soft ground and it's an edge he has over a lot of other horses. The Champion Hurdle looks competitive. Whether we are good enough to trouble the leading contenders I don't know, but it's an option."

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Melodic passes Champion test

Melodic Rendezvous got his season back on track with a game success in the stanjames.com Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock Park.
Jeremy Scott's stable star was found to have torn a muscle after finishing fifth in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle and returned to his best by capturing the scalp of the smart Ptit Zig.
Act Of Kalanisi took them along until unshipping Tony McCoy at the fourth-last, leaving Ptit Zig in front. Daryl Jacob was never totally happy on the even-money favourite and was collared at the final flight by Melodic Rendezvous (7-4), who pulled four and a half lengths clear on the run-in.

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Melodic Rendezvous got his season back on track with a game success over Ptit Zig in the stanjames.com Champion Hurdle Trial.

Jeremy Scott's stable star was found to have torn a muscle after finishing fifth in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle and he returned to his best by capturing the scalp of the smart Ptit Zig.

Act Of Kalanisi took them along until unshipping Tony McCoy at the fourth-last, leaving Ptit Zig in front.

Daryl Jacob was never totally happy on the even-money favourite and was collared at the final flight by Melodic Rendezvous (7/4), who pulled four and a half lengths clear on the run-in.

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