Beyond The Clouds kept a big prize in the north and enhanced his burgeoning reputation with victory in the Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial Novices’ Hurdle at Musselburgh.
Five horses went to post for this two mile event, with two of the south’s powerhouse yards represented with runners for Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson.
Brahms De Clermont took the field along from Claimantakinforgan and Beyond The Clouds.
The order was relatively unchanged turning for home, with Brahms De Clermont getting a little niggle from Harry Cobden.
Three from home, the five were all in contention.
Two out it was Beyond the Clouds who went on and pulled away with Claimantakinforgan giving chase.
Beyond The Clouds took the last well and looked home and hosed under Brian Hughes, although Simply The Betts powered home of the flat to get within about a half a length at the line. Claimantakinforgan was a most disappointing third.
The Kevin Ryan trained five year old is now five wins from six starts and three from three over hurdles.