Hillbilly Boy has come a long way since landing a seller in early 2014

Hillbilly Boy won the feature Listed race at Chester today

The popular former selling winner Hillbilly Boy landed the Listed Manor House Stables Queensferry Stakes at Chester this afternoon for the sponsor.

The six year old was away well with Eastern Impact and was able to move across to the inside rail.

Turning for home, Hillbilly Boy held the advantage from Eastern Impact and Marsh Hawk, while Danzeno switched to the inside.

At the furlong pole, Richard Kingscote was hard at work on Hillbilly Boy, with Eastern Impact unable to find any more. The danger came to the inner from Danzeno who had not enjoyed the smoothest of trips.

Danzeno stuck his head out, but try as he might, he could never quite get on terms with the Tom Dascombe trained gelding. Eastern Impact finished a close third.

Hillbilly Boy had been bought after winning a Wolverhampton seller and found his confidence and true ability in the care of Martin Smith in Newmarket, before transferring to Dascombe last year, where he is much closer to his owners Maguire’s Bloodstock Ltd.

Local trainer Dascombe commented: “It does go to show that horses that handle the track here and get a good draw have got a chance, whatever race they are in.

“Richard gave him a great ride. I told him he had got to make the running.

“He’s a very genuine horse. He has won a claimer, handicap and now a Listed race here. It suits him here.”